Mega Millions Jackpot Grows For Friday Drawing
Oct. 30, 2013 – The estimated $47 million Mega Millions jackpot rolled Tuesday, growing to $61 million ahead of Friday’s drawing.
This is the fourth time the top prize has rolled over since a $648 million jackpot was split between two winners in the Dec. 17 drawing.
The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 8, 12, 34, 52, 58, and the Mega Ball was 8. The Megaplier number drawn Tuesday was 3x, which will multiply prizes for players who added the $1 Megaplier option to their tickets.
One lucky player from Washington was able to match all five white balls and claim the $1,000,000 prize. Unfortunately they did not add the Megaplier to their ticket, which would have turned it into a $3 million win.
Thirty-eight players matched four of the first five numbers and the Mega Ball, scoring themselves $5,000 third prizes. Two of the 38 players added the Megaplier option and took home $15,000 each.
Overall, more than 1.6 million winners raked in $4,449,660 Tuesday. Friday night’s drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET, and the cash option for the estimated $61 million jackpot is $32 million.