Mega Millions Jackpot Estimated Over $415 Million
There was no big winner in last night's Mega Millions multi-state lottery game. That means the jackpot that was the fourth largest in the game's history will become even larger when the Friday 10PM drawing rolls around.
The Mega Millions game which is often viewed as the "little brother" to the Powerball game is now taking its own place in the collective consciousness of the entire country. The game is played in 46 states across the nation including Louisiana.
In order to win the jackpot amount a player must match on a single ticket the five numbers drawn at random plus another ball called the Mega Ball. No one did so the $363 million plus jackpot from last night will roll over to an estimated $415 million for Friday's drawing. The estimated cash option would be $286 million.
Remember it is possible to collect winnings from a ticket without hitting the big jackpot. In fact last night's drawing made two new millionaires with tickets that matched all five numbers but not the Mega Ball. Those winning tickets were purchased in New Jersey and Texas.