Mega Millions Jackpot Grows To $22 Million Following Friday’s Drawing

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Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on Jan. 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California.

The Mega Millions jackpot has grown following the Friday night lottery drawing, which did not yield a winner for the $20 million grand prize with a cash option of $14.3 million. However, there were several smaller monetary prizes that resulted from the latest drawing. 

The winning numbers drawn on Friday, Sept. 24 were 17, 21,27, 43, 56, with a gold Mega Ball of 15. The Megaplier was 3X. 

Watch the winning Mega Millions of lottery numbers being pulled below.

Since the latest Mega Millions grand prize went unclaimed, the jackpot will grow to $22 million with a cash value of $15.8 million. The next jackpot drawing will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 28. 

Following the Friday night drawing, two players from New Hampshire and one from Pennsylvania hit the Match 5, winning $1 million each. If the players would have played the lottery with the Match 5 and Megaplier, they would have won $3 million.

There were 16 players who hit the Match 4 plus gold Mega Ball and won $10,000 each. Meanwhile, four players hit the Match 4 plus gold Mega Ball with the Megaplier, winning $30,000. The rest of the Mega Millions wins from the night ranged between $2 and $1,500. 

The latest drawing comes after a player in New York hit the jackpot for $432 million after purchasing a ticket from a pizza shop in midtown.

Mega Millions winners can choose to receive their lottery winnings through either a one-time lump sum payment or an annuity. Those who select the annuity receive one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, which increase by 5% each year. 

Mega Millions can be played in 45 states as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia.


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