Mega Millions Numbers For 05/15/20: Friday Jackpot was for $266 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 05/15/20 was for $266 million, and here are the numbers from Friday night.

  • First Five: 11-17-32-33-46
  • Mega Ball: 25
  • Megaplier: 3x

Friday night's 05/15/20 jackpot was for $266 million, with a cash-value option of $210.1 million. The total jackpot could have increased depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers on Tuesday (05/12/20) for the $248 million jackpot were: 07-16-27-44-52 with a Mega Ball of 05. The Megaplier was 5x.

There was no grand prize winner from Tuesday's drawing, but there were two tickets sold—one each in California 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 prize would have been worth $5 million.

There were 17 tickets sold nationwide on Tuesday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. One of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which would have made their third-prize winnings worth $50,000.

Mega Millions Multi-State Lottery
Mega Millions is one of two multi-state lottery games. Here are tickets from multiple states—Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi—bought in February and March. Mega Millions is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. The other multi-state lottery game is Powerball, which is played on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The previous Mega Millions grand prize winner was Tuesday 02/11/20 for $202 million with a ticket sold in New Jersey. The previous grand prize winner before that was Tuesday 12/17/19 for $372 million with a ticket sold in Ohio.

Prior to that, a $227 million ticket was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin. The winner from nearby Leander came forward to claim that prize, but they wished to remain anonymous.

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 Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Friday night we will post the Mega Millions 05/15/20 drawing payouts and tell if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning Tickets

$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC

$656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD

$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA

$543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA

$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN

$533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ

$522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA

$451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL

$414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD

$393 million 8/11/2017 1-IL