Dec. 26, 2013 – The Mega Millions drawing Tuesday night did not produce any lucky jackpot winners, so the prize swelled to $33 million ahead of Friday night’s drawing.
The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn Tuesday were 24, 34, 53, 58, 73, and the Mega Ball was 2. The Megaplier, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes by the number drawn, was 3x Tuesday night.
While nobody had a ticket matching all six numbers, there were two lucky players in Arizona and Illinois who scored the game’s $1 million second prize for matching all five white balls. Had either of those players added the Megaplier option to their ticket for an extra $1, their prize would have multiplied to $3 million, but neither did.
An impressive 21 Mega Millions players matched four of the white balls and the Mega Ball to win third prizes. Five of those players added the Megaplier option to their tickets, so their regular $5,000 prizes multiply to $15,000.
In all, more than 1.3 million tickets were sold matching a winning combination of numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing, and all those winners raked in more than $5.6 million collectively.
Friday’s drawing will be held at 11 p.m. EST, and the estimated $33 million annuity carries a $18 million cash option.
Just remember, you can’t win if you don’t play.