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Mega Millions numbers for the Tuesday, December 27 draw


(NEXSTAR) – Just months after a record-breaking jackpot was hit, another record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot is brewing. It could all be over if a ticket matches the numbers drawn on Tuesday night, see below.

Since the last draw on Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to approximately $565 million. If a ticket matches all six numbers drawn on Tuesday, it will mark the sixth-biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the second-highest jackpot of 2022.

Here are the winning numbers for Tuesday’s draw: 9, 13, 36, 59 and 61, and Mega Ball 11. The Megaplier was 2x.

Tickets sold in California and Florida for an October 14 draw shared the latest Mega Millions jackpot of $502 million. The first prize in the lottery has replenished more than 20 drawings held since then.

In July, a Mega Millions ticket worth nearly $1.4 billion was sold in Illinois. It was the third-largest lottery prize in US history and went unclaimed for almost two months. The biggest lottery prize on record was won in November when a Powerball ticket sold in California matched the winning numbers for a $2.04 billion jackpot.

If there is no winner in Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw, the jackpot could potentially surpass the game’s fifth-biggest prize in history of $648 million, which was shared by tickets in California and Georgia in December 2013.

Here are the 10 biggest Mega Millions jackpots to date:

  1. $1.537 billion: October 23, 2018 (SC)
  2. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022 (IL)
  3. $1.050 billion: January 22, 2021 (MI)
  4. $656 million: March 30, 2012 (IL, KS, MD)
  5. $648 million: December 17, 2013 (CA, GA)
  6. $565 million (estimated)
  7. $543 million: July 24, 2018 (CA)
  8. $536 million: July 8, 2016 (IN)
  9. $533 million: March 30, 2018 (NJ)
  10. $522 million: June 7, 2019 (CA)

The next Mega Millions draw is Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Tickets are $2 and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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