ATLANTA - After no ticket matched all six numbers during Friday night’s drawing, there is yet another chance to win the Mega Millions jackpot before Christmas.
The jackpot is now estimated at $372 million for Tuesday night’s drawing with a cash option of $251.6 million. The drawing, which happens at 11 p.m. ET, would be the 14th-largest jackpot in the history of the game, officials said.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play, and players win by matching all six numbers in a drawing.
The cash option is $251.6 million.
While no one won the top prize on Friday – 17, 21, 29, 39 and 56, plus the Mega Ball 22 – more than a million other winning tickets were sold as part of the drawing, officials said. A total of 31 tickets matched the four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the game’s $10,000 third prize.
Since the last jackpot was won on Sept. 24 in Texas, lottery officials said there have been more than 12 million winning tickets at all prize levels — including 17 worth $1 million or more.
Mega Millions jackpot winners from this year have included a $437 million winner in New York, a $273 million winner in New Jersey, a $50 million winner in Missouri, a $522 million winner in California, a $168 million winner in New Hampshire and a $225 million winner in Texas.
This story was reported from Cincinnati.