UPDATE: Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to Record $500 Million
No one matches the numbers drawn Tuesday night in the multi-state game.
You didn't win Tuesday night's Mega Millions jackpot? No worries. Neither did anyone else.
Now, the prize amount has grown to the highest-ever in the game's 15-year history. Friday night's estimated jackpot sits at $500 million, already up from Wednesday morning's initial estimate of $476 million. The drawing occurs at 11 p.m., with a 10:45 p.m. cutoff for buying tickets.
For those still needing to check, Tuesday's winning numbers were 09, 19, 34, 44, 51 and the gold ball of 24.
Two tickets purchased in Michigan won $250,000 for matching the first five numbers.
A Northville family found themselves in the same situation earlier this month, but for them, their prize was $1.25 million. They bought five tickets, bearing the same numbers they've been playing for years. Five of the numbers finally came out, winning them the $250,000 prize, times five.
Of the top 10 largest prizes ever awarded in the multi-state game, none of the winning tickets have ever been sold in Michigan.