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Mega Millions will hold its second-largest drawing in the game’s history on Friday, increasing to a prize of $1.35 billion. 

This drawing comes after no tickets matched the white balls 7,13,14,15 and 18, plus the Mega Ball 9 on Tuesday Night’s drawing. 

“The jackpot has rolled again, keeping everyone who follows Mega Millions in suspense for yet another drawing,” says Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, Lead Director of the Mega Millions Consortium. “Now at $1.35 billion, the Mega Millions jackpot is moving up and making history as the second highest Mega Millions jackpot ever. Our member lotteries raise funds for many good causes, ranging from education to conservation programs. We’re proud to support these efforts.”

The only Mega Millions jackpot larger than Friday’s estimated prize is the game record of $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.

The Jan.10 drawing produced riches throughout the non-jackpot prize tiers; there were a total of 6,154,167 winning tickets at all prize levels ranging from $2 to $3 million.

According to Mega Millions, sixteen tickets from coast to coast matched the five white balls to win the game’s second-tier prize. Three of them, one each in Connecticut, Florida, and New York, included the optional Megaplier which was 3X on Tuesday night; those tickets are worth $3 million each. 

Across the country, 215 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the game’s third-tier prize. Forty-one of those tickets are worth $30,000 each because they also included the optional Megaplier. The other 174 third-tier winning tickets are worth $10,000 each.

There have been a total of almost 33.3 million winning tickets sold in the 25 drawings since the jackpot was last won on October 14. The most recent Mega Millions jackpot win was at $502 million, shared by winning tickets in California and Florida last October 14. See a complete list of winning Mega Millions of jackpots

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