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Mega Millions: here are the numbers for tonight’s lottery jackpot, which amounts to $565 million


The Mega Millions jackpot is $565 million for Tuesday night’s draw.

The jackpot comes with a cash option of $293.6 million.

The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday December 27 are: 9-13-36-59-61 and Mega Ball: 11

If no one wins the grand prize in Tuesday’s draw, the jackpot is expected to reach over $640 million.

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Tuesday’s top prize would be the sixth-biggest in the game’s history – and second in 2022, after a $1.34 billion winning ticket was sold in Des Plaines, Illinois. , last July.

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Also in 2022, the record US lottery jackpot was sold in Southern California after someone purchased a $2.04 billion Powerball ticket.

10 Biggest Mega Millions, Powerball Jackpots Won in US Lottery History

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022 (1 ticket from California)

2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

4. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)

5. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

6. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

7. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

8. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

9. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

10. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

Tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each, and players have the option of adding the Megaplier for an additional $1 for the chance to multiply prizes without a jackpot.

Mega Millions draws take place every Tuesday and Friday.

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