By Chris Boyette and Holly Yan
NEW YORK, NY (Newsource) — There was no winner Tuesday in the first Mega Millions drawing of 2023, which means the next drawing on Friday will be worth $940 million, according to the lottery.
The winning numbers for Tuesday’s drawing were 25, 29, 33, 41, 44 with a Mega Ball of 18, according to the Mega Millions website. No ticket matched all six winning numbers, bringing Friday’s cash prize to an estimated $483.5 million
“In more than 20 years since the game began in 2002, there have been just three larger jackpots than Friday’s estimated prize,” the Mega Millions said in a news release.
Tuesday’s drawing featured nearly 3 million winning tickets for prizes ranging from $2 up to $4 million, the lottery said. Six tickets matched the first five numbers, winning the lottery’s second-highest prize of $1 million each, the lottery said.
The largest jackpot in history was $1.537 billion, scored by one outrageously lucky winner in 2018.
The last jackpot was won in October, and the number of winning tickets at all prize levels has been growing across the country, the lottery said.