There were no overall winners for the $77 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night, but two lucky punters scooped the second prize, which is worth $1 million.
The winning numbers were 27, 32, 50, 54 and 57, with the Mega ball being 12. There was also a 5X Megaplier in play, multiplying the amount players could win outside the main jackpot by five.
The value of the jackpot for Tuesday’s draw has now increased to $86 million with a cash option of $67.3 million.
While there were no overall winners on Friday night, there were two winners for the second-place $1 million prize, with tickets sold in Florida and Oregon.
There were five tickets sold nationwide that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. One of those ticket holders purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $50,000.
Over 200 players won $500 by matching four numbers and of those winners 48 won $2,500 by using the Megaplier. Additionally, over 570 people won $200 by matching three numbers and the Mega Ball and among 114 them multiplied their prize to $1,000 using the Megaplier.
Approximately 27,000 people nationwide won $10 by either matching three numbers or two numbers and the Mega Ball and approximately 5,500 of these players won $50 using the Megaplier.
The Mega Millions jackpot was last won on July 24, when a ticket holder in New Jersey scooped the $124 million jackpot, marking the second time in less than six months that the prize was won by a ticket holder from the Garden State.
There are nine ways to win a prize, ranging from $2 to the jackpot, which increases with each draw that it is not won. The overall odds of winning a prize in the Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 24, however, the odds of winning $2 are 1 in 37 while the odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
A player will win if the numbers on one row of their ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn. Tickets cost $2 per play with the option of adding the Megaplier to a ticket for an additional $1 per play.
The Mega Millions lottery is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
For payment, money that is won can either come as an annuity, one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments rising by five percent each payment, or cash, which is described online as a “one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the jackpot prize pool.”
The next Mega Millions draw is scheduled for October 20.