July 20, 2013 – The Mega Millions jackpot rolled over Friday night, and now sits at just $13 million – only $1 million above the guaranteed $12 million minimum jackpot.
In all, last night’s drawing made 339,987 winners at all of the prize levels, including 2 lucky Mega Millions players who scored $250,000 by matching the first five numbers drawn.
Those two tickets were both sold in Illinois, though the retail locations at which they were bought have not yet been named. 18 other players won $10,000 last night.
The Megaplier drawn last night was 3, meaning that prizes other than the second-tier prizes are worth three times their normal value if players chose to purchase the Megaplier option.
Second-tier prizes, normally $250,000, “megaply” to guaranteed million-dollar prizes if players choose the Megaplier option and match all five white balls.