Mega Millions Drawing: jackpot now sits at over $1B after no big winner Friday night; lottery players in NY, NJ win $1M

NEW YORK (WABC) — The Mega Millions jackpot has grown to about $1.1 billion after no one hit big in Friday night’s drawing.

Don’t throw away your ticket just yet, though. In New York and New Jersey, some people won $1 million from the drawing.

Here are Friday night’s winning numbers: 20, 63, 46, 59, 3 and Megaball of 13.

The massive $1.1 billion jackpot is the third largest lottery win in US history. This prize will be available in the Tuesday evening drawing.

After more than 20 draws, no one has hit the big jackpot.

Friday night’s $940 million jackpot was the largest since the $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot in California on Nov. 8. No winner has been announced for this record payout.

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Recent big prizes actually involve math and harder odds.

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In the fall of 2017, lottery officials approved changes to Mega Millions that significantly increased the odds from one in 258.9 million to one in 302.6 million. They made a similar change to Powerball in October 2015, lowering the odds from one in 175.2 million to one in 292.2 million.

The idea was that by making jackpots less common, ticket revenue could grow week after week, creating huge prizes that would attract attention and attract more players who won the $100 million or $200 million or so jackpots.

In August 2021, Powerball also added a third weekly drawing, which allowed the jackpot to roll over and grow even faster as people had more opportunities to play and lose. Mega Millions is stuck with two weekly drawings.

Thanks to these moves, nine of the top 10 lottery prizes have been won since 2017.

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Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

WATCH: Live New York State Lottery draws daily at 2:30pm and 10:30pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15pm.

Powerball drawings are also streamed here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 22:59

Mega millions drawings are streamed Tuesday and Friday at 23:00

The New York Lottery is the largest and most profitable in North America, investing billions of dollars to help support education in New York State.

Revenue is distributed among local school districts using the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid for education. According to the New York Lottery, the formula takes into account both school district size and income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionally larger shares of Lottery school funding.

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For more information about the New York Lottery and to view lottery results, please visit nylottery.ny.gov.

New Yorkers who are struggling with a gambling addiction or know someone with a gambling addiction can find help by calling the state’s toll-free, confidential HOPE line at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting text HOPENY ( 467369). Standard text rate may apply.

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