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Mega Millions Drawing For 01/15/21, Friday Jackpot is $750 Million

Newsweek logo Newsweek 1/15/2021 Scott McDonald
calendar: A photo of a Mega Millions ticket from Texas in July 2019. © Photo by Scott McDonald/Newsweek A photo of a Mega Millions ticket from Texas in July 2019.

The Mega Millions jackpot for 01/15/21 is $750 million, and the drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET tonight.

Keep this page bookmarked and refresh it to see if you hold the winning numbers from Friday night's drawing.

Friday night's 01/15/21 jackpot is worth $750 million, with a cash-value option of $550.6 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing. It's the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

The winning numbers on Tuesday (01/12/21) for the $625 million jackpot were: 12-14-26-28-33 with a Mega Ball of 09. The Megaplier was 2x.

There was no grand prize winner from Tuesday's drawing, but there were nine tickets sold that matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game's second prize. Eight of those—one each in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Washington—are worth $1 million. The other ticket, another one sold in Florida, is worth $2 million since they paid an extra $1 for the Megaplier.

There were 116 tickets sold nationwide on Tuesday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Twenty of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $20,000.

The last grand prize jackpot winner was from a ticket sold in Wisconsin on 09/15/20 for a jackpot worth $119 million. It was only the fifth, and final, Mega Millions jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.

Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

$119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin

$22 million — July 31 in California

$124 million — July 24 in New Jersey

$410 million — June 9 in Arizona

$202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

Other winners—dating back to 2019—were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.

Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Friday night we will post the Mega Millions 01/15/21 drawing payouts and tell if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning Tickets

  1. $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
  2. $750 million CURRENT JACKPOT
  3. $656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
  4. $648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA
  5. $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
  6. $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
  7. $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
  8. $522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
  9. $451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL
  10. $414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD

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