RELEASE DATE: 12/15/2018
As the holidays approach, the Mega Millions jackpot is growing! After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night, the estimated jackpot for next Tuesday, December 18, is $284 million ($167.9 million cash). The winning numbers for December 14 are the white balls 5, 22, 26, 43 and 49, plus the gold Mega Ball 23.
There were three tickets that matched the five white balls to win the game's second prize. Two included the optional Megaplier (available for an extra $1 purchase in most states), meaning their value is multiplied by four after the 4X Megaplier was drawn. These lucky winners in Indiana and New Mexico will have an extra special holiday season with $4 million prizes each.
The third Match 5 winning ticket, worth $1 million, was sold in New York.
In total there were 615,934 winning tickets in Friday night's drawing at all prize levels.
The jackpot has been growing since it was last won in South Carolina on October 23 at a whopping $1.537 billion. The winner of that record Mega Millions jackpot has not yet come forward.
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