Mega Millions Numbers for 12/03/21: Did Anyone Win $112 Million?

The winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday were 22, 45, 48, 58, and 61, and the Mega Ball number was 13 while the Megaplier was 5X, according to the Mega Millions website.

There was a top prize of $112 million with a cash option of $81.9 million on offer. There were no winners of the top prize as no ticket matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball.

However, there were two big winners on the night, both from California, where two tickets matched the five white balls to take home the $1 million prize. Neither played the Megaplier where for an extra dollar, those tickets could have quintupled the winnings to $5 million.

There were also six winners who matched four white balls and the Mega Ball. One of them played the Megaplier to increase the prize to $50,000.

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A customer purchases a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The jackpot for December 3, 2021 was $112 million. Scott Olson/Getty

Some 228 tickets matched four white balls to win $500, and 49 played the Megaplier to increase the prize money to $2,500.

Meanwhile, there were 708 tickets that matched three white balls and the Mega Ball to win $200, 143 of which benefited from the Megaplier. In total, the December 3 drawing produced over 489,000 winning tickets of at least $2.

The jackpot now grows to $122 million for Tuesday's drawing with a cash option of $89.2 million.

Although no one took the top prize this time, there has been a number of jackpot winners in 2021. In January, a $1.05 billion prize was won by a group of Michigan players.

In October, three family members from Lake Havasu City in Arizona won $75.2 million before taxes for their winning ticket. Even though they netted the big win, the trio, who decided to remain anonymous, said they would continue playing the lottery.

Meanwhile, in September, one ticket bought New York won the jackpot in which $431 million was up for grabs after it had been growing for three months.

How to play

One of the country's most popular lotteries, Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET.

Five white balls are taken from balls numbered 1 through 70 and a yellow Mega Ball is drawn from a set numbered from 1 to 25.

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play but for an extra dollar in most states, players can play the Megaplier option. This can increase non-jackpot prizes between two and five times.

If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the top prize for the following drawing. When the jackpot is eventually won, the top prize resets to $20 million.

Tickets are available in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, tickets can not be bought in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.