Surprise, surprise! Or maybe not. There has been strong interest and excitement in sales so the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday, Jan. 8 tops out at $520 million.
That comes out to a $383.4 million one-time cash payout.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, Jan. 8
Check back on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EST, if you bought tickets to the drawing. Tonight’s numbers will be posted below when results are out.
Winning numbers: 3 – 6 – 16 – 18 – 58 Mega Ball: 11
Eighth time jackpot hits over half a billion dollars
There’s history in the making here. Indeed, this is the eighth time in the history of Mega Millions that a half a billion dollar jackpot is available.
Moreover, there is a New Year’s trend where big jackpots are hit in the first few days of January.
- Jan. 5, 2018 paid out a $451 million jackpot.
- Jan. 1, 2019 paid out a $437 million jackpot.
- Jan. 4, 2011 paid out a $380 million jackpot.
Overall, there is still a long way to go before even becoming close to the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever paid out at over $1.5 billion on Oct. 23, 2018.
Online Mega Millions tickets
Here in the Keystone State, you can buy Mega Millions tickets online. The PA online lottery allows for sales not just to draw lotteries, but other fun games as well. Moreover, there’s a welcome deposit bonus for new players.
For those not living in PA, there are other states that allow for online lottery sales as well:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York