The Mega Millions lottery has reached an estimated $1.1 billion in its latest drawing on Friday, January 7th, 2023. With no tickets matching all six numbers, the white balls were 3, 20, 46, 59 and 63 and the gold Mega Ball was 13, the jackpot has now been rolled over for the fourth time in the last four years. If won on Tuesday, January 11th, the estimated cash prize would be $586.7 million, making it the third-largest prize in the game's history.
More than 4 million tickets won at all other prize levels on Friday, including five tickets that matched the five white balls to win the game's $1 million second-tier prize and 115 tickets that matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to clinch the third-tier prize. There have been more than 27.1 million winning tickets sold in the 24 drawings since the jackpot was last won in October.
Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, the lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, expressed gratitude towards customers and retailers who have been supporting the lottery. He also reminded players to keep within their entertainment budget and enjoy the current jackpot run.