Tonight, which is Tuesday, Jan. 12, the Mega Millions jackpot rises to $615 million. That means a one-time cash option of $451.8 million.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Jan. 12
Mega Millions holds drawings weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EST. Tonight’s numbers will be posted below after the drawing.
Winning numbers: 12 – 14 – 26 – 28 – 33 Mega Ball: 9
First $600+ million jackpot hit in 2012
On March 30, 2012, history was made as the Mega Millions first surpassed the $600 million mark. At the time, a $656 million jackpot was split between winners out of Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. Moreover, this jackpot was the world record at the time due to the large amount.
To be fair, another $648 million jackpot hit the next year on Dec. 17, 2013 with winners from California and Georgia splitting that massive prize. Finally, on Oct. 23, 2018, the largest-ever prize was won out of South Carolina for an eye-watering $1.537 billion.
Five millionaires are made in the last drawing
That’s not to say that the previous drawing did not pay out. Indeed, four big Match 5 winners resulted from California, Georgia, Massachusetts and New Jersey for $1 million each. Also, another Match 5 winner that added on a $1 Megaplier option resulted in New York, turning the $1 million prize into $2 million.
As a reminder, the previous drawing on Friday, Jan. 8 had winning numbers of 3 – 6 – 16 – 18 -58 and a gold Mega Ball of 11. The Megaplier was 2x.
Mega Millions tickets online
For tonight’s big drawing, why not try buying Mega Millions tickets online? Skip the hassle of going to a physical lottery retailer and standing in line. The PA online lottery sells not just Mega Millions and Powerball tickets but offers other fun lottery games too.
Even if you aren’t located in PA, there are other states that allow for online lottery sales:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Best of luck, and please play responsibly.