The Mega Millions jackpot reaches $785 million, becoming the fourth jackpot in the game’s history to top $700 million.
After no ticket matched the six numbers drawn on Friday, the jackpot will continue to Tuesday’s drawing. Over 2.7 million winning tickets with rewards ranging from $2 to $1 million were drawn on Friday.
“There’s plenty of lottery excitement as the year 2023 gets underway, owing to a gigantic Mega Millions® prize slated for next Tuesday, January 3!” Saturday, Mega Millions stated in a news release.
According to Mega Millions, all prizes that topped $700 million have continued to climb over $1 billion. The record Mega Millions jackpot was won in South Carolina for more than $1.5 billion in 2018, while the greatest jackpot ever won in the United States was $2.04 billion for Powerball. In November, this was claimed in California.
The most recent Mega Millions jackpot to surpass $1 billion was won in July by an Illinois resident.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2.00 each play, and players select six numbers in the hopes of obtaining a winning ticket.