Mega Millions jackpot rises to $278 million; 4 winning tickets hit for $1M

John Connolly
NorthJersey.com

The Mega Millions jackpot is closing in on $300 million after no one won it all on Tuesday night.

The new grand prize for Friday night's drawing will be an estimated $278 million with a cash option of $193 million, according to the Mega Millions website.

While no one hit the jackpot, four lottery players in Florida, Georgia, Indiana and New York matched all five white balls to win $1 million prizes.

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The Mega Millions numbers drawn on Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2022 were: 4 - 6 - 16 - 21 - 22 and Megaball 1. The Megaplier was 3x.

The Mega Millions was last won back in October when a lottery player in Arizona won a $108 million jackpot.

Recent Winner:$108 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Arizona

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $610 million with a cash option of $434.2 million for Wednesday night's drawing, according to the Powerball website

Powerball winner:$699.8 million Powerball winning ticket sold in California

Top Mega Millions jackpots

  1. $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  2. $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  3. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland 
  4. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
  5. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California
  6. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana
  7. $533 million: March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey 
  8. $522 million: June 7, 2019: Won in California
  9. $515 million: May 21, 2021: Won in Pennsylvania
  10. $451 million, Jan. 5, 2018: Won in Florida

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