The Mega Millions jackpot soared to $425 million Friday, making it the second-largest prize in the game’s history, and the fifth-largest ever in the U.S., lottery officials said.
The jackpot has now rolled over 20 times without a winner since Oct. 1, when Mega Millions had its most recent winner, lottery officials said in a press release.
The jackpot jumped again Tuesday, after no one picked all six winning numbers.
In Friday’s drawing the lottery numbers were 27, 26, 24, 19 and 70. The Mega Ball was 12.
Five tickets matched the first five number, with each winning $1,000,000, lottery officials said.
The tickets were sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and two in Ohio.
While sales were expected to be brisk for Friday’s drawing, the odds of getting all six numbers correct were just 1 in 259 million, according to lottery officials.
You have a better chance of being struck by lightning, experts from the Harvard School of Public Health told CNN.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states, including California, lottery officials said.
The winning numbers will be drawn at 11 p.m. ET Friday.