Mega Millions Numbers, Live Results for 1/22/21: $1 Billion Jackpot Tonight
By Jason Hall
January 22, 2021
The Mega Millions jackpot will be worth $1 billion, with a cash option of $739.6 million on Friday (January 22.)
Tonight's lottery numbers will be announced at 11:00 p.m. EST and sales cut-off times will vary by before drawings in different jurisdictions.
Live results from Friday's Mega Millions game will be listed below:
GOLD BALL: 24
The Mega Millions and Powerball games offered a combined jackpot of more than $1 billion this week. Powerball's jackpot reached $731.1 million, with a cash option worth $546.8 million on Wednesday (January 20) night, before a player in Maryland matched all six numbers.
Both jackpots increase during each following game until there's a jackpot winning ticket matching all six numbers drawn, which includes the additional Mega Millions "gold ball" or Powerball in each respective game.
The Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded the billion mark twice in its existence. If a player wins on Friday, it would be the second largest jackpot in the game's history.
In October 2018, a ticket was sold in South Carolina winning $1.537 billion ($878 million cash value), which is the world's largest jackpot for a single ticket and the largest cash value for a single ticket.
The Powerball jackpot has exceeded the half a billion mark nine times during its existence. Wednesday's jackpot was the third largest jackpot in the game's history.
Three tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee won the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016, which set the record for the world's largest jackpot (cash value and annuity) and was the ninth largest cash value per ticket.
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