Nov. 27, 2013 – The Mega Millions jackpot continued climbing after no tickets matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night. Ahead of the post-Thanksgiving Friday night drawing, the jackpot sits at a whopping $230 million.
Tuesday’s winning numbers were 27, 44, 59, 74, 75 and the Mega Ball was 3. The Megaplier, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by the number drawn, was 5x, the highest possible Megaplier number.
One lucky player from Texas cashed in on that mega-big Megaplier, matching all five white balls to score a Megaplied $5,000,000 second prize.
Four other players, from Florida, Illinois, and two from New York, each matched all five white balls, but none of those tickets had the Megaplier option added, so each of their prizes is worth the normal $1 million.
Just one out of 39 third-prize winners chose to plunk down an extra $1 for the Megaplier option, securing a $25,000 third prize.
In total, more than $15.3 million in prize money was won by more than 2.5 million Mega Millions players Tuesday night.
Friday’s drawing will be held at 11 p.m. EST, and the estimated $230 million jackpot is carrying a cash value worth $125 million.