Mega Millions Numbers For 01/07/22, Friday Jackpot was $278 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 01/07/22 was $278 million, and here are the winning numbers from Friday night's drawing.

  • First Five: 07-29-43-56-57
  • Mega Ball: 06
  • Megaplier: 3x

Friday night's 01/07/22 Mega Millions jackpot was worth $278 million, with a cash-value option worth $193.0 million.

The winning numbers on Tuesday (01/04/22) for the $253 million jackpot were: 04-06-16-21-22 with a Mega Ball of 01. The Megaplier was 3x.

There was no grand prize winner on Tuesday, but there were four tickets sold—one each in Florida, Georgia, Indiana and New York—that matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game's second prize of $1 million. Had they purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, their second prizes would have been worth $3 million.

There were 34 tickets sold nationwide on Tuesday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Eleven of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $30,000 apiece.

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A photo of a Mega Millions ticket from Texas in July 2019. Photo by Scott McDonald/Newsweek

Here are the six Mega Millions jackpots won in 2021:

10/22/2021 — $108 million (Arizona)
09/21/2021 — $432 million (New York)
06/08/2021 — $56 million (Illinois)
05/21/2021 — $516 million (Pennsylvania)
02/16/2021 — $96 million (New York)
01/22/2021 — $1.05 billion (Michigan)

The previous winning ticket before that was sold in Wisconsin on 09/15/20 for a jackpot worth $119 million. That was only the fifth, and final, Mega Millions jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.

Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

$119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
$22 million — July 31 in California
$124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
$410 million — June 9 in Arizona
$202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

Other winners—dating back to 2019—were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.

Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning Tickets

  1. $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
  2. $1.05 billion 01/22/2021 1-MI
  3. $656 million 3/30/2012 1-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
  4. $648 million 12/17/2013 1-CA, 1-GA
  5. $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
  6. $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
  7. $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
  8. $522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
  9. $516 million 05/21/21 1-PA
  10. $451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL