What’s in your purse? Perhaps a winning Mega Millions ticket?
The numbers for the lottery jackpot of $494 million, with a cash option of $247.9 million, were drawn on Friday, Oct. 14.
Mega Millions winning numbers
The winning numbers for the drawing on Friday night were 9, 22, 26, 41, 44, and the Mega Ball was 19. The Megaplier was set at 2X.
Did someone win the Mega Millions jackpot last night?
Two bought tickets matched all six numbers to win a share of the Mega Millions jackpot. The first ticket was purchased in California, while the second was sold in Florida.
Except for the $1 million Mega Ball, two more tickets matched all five numbers. The winning tickets were purchased in both North Carolina and New Jersey.
One ticket purchased in Texas matched all five numbers except the Mega Ball and includes the $2 million Megaplier.
When will the next Mega Millions drawing be held?
According to megamillions.com, the Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing will be reset to an estimated $20 million, with a cash option of $10.0 million.
Every Tuesday and Friday, at approximately 11 p.m. ET, drawings are held.
Top 10 Mega Millions lottery jackpots
Here are the all-time top 10 Mega Millions jackpots, according to megamillions.com:
- $1.537 billion — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina.
- $1.337 billion — July 29, 2022; Illinois.
- $1.05 billion — Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan
- $656 million — Mar. 30, 2012; Kansas, Illinois, Maryland.
- $648 million — Dec. 17, 2013; California, Georgia.
- $543 million — July 24, 2018; California.
- $536 million — July 8, 2016; Indiana.
- $533 million — Mar. 30, 2018; New Jersey.
- $522 million — June 7, 2019; California.
- $516 million — May 21, 2021; Pennsylvania.