Mega Millions jackpot leaps to record $868M after no Tuesday winner

3, 45, 49, 61, 69. The Mega Ball was 9. The Megaplier was 5x.

Those are the winning numbers drawn Tuesday night in the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the game's 16-year history and the third-biggest prize in U.S. lottery history.

No tickets matched all six numbers for what was a $667 million prize. Friday’s jackpot drawing has climbed to a record $868 million.

Friday’s cash option is worth at least $494 million.


The record Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million on March 30, 2012, was shared by winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

A $648 million jackpot was won in California and Georgia on Dec. 17, 2013.

Mega Millions is also a multi-state lottery and one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Jackpots start at $40 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier.

The odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million.

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