No winner for $493M Mega Millions jackpot, next drawing on Friday

No winner for $493M Mega Millions jackpot, next drawing on Friday

The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow after no ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. The prize is now an estimated $493 million with a cash option of $232.1 million, according to the Mega Millions website . The next drawing will be on Friday, March 8, 2024.

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The winning numbers for Tuesday, March 5, 2024 were: 5 – 45 – 55 – 58 – 68 and Megaball 7. Megaplier was 2x. There were 11 tickets that matched five numbers, but not the Megaball, and won $1 million each. Two of those tickets had the Megaplier and won $2 million each.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot).



You can also order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia

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The jackpot was last won on Dec. 8, 2023, when two California tickets sold at the same location split $394 million. The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever was $1.537 billion, won by a single ticket in South Carolina in October 2018.

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