Mega Millions Numbers For 07/12/19: Friday Jackpot is $121 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 07/12/19 climbed to $121 million, and the drawing for tonight was held for 11 p.m. ET.

The numbers drawn for Friday night are: 08-25-38-56-59

Mega Ball: 07 Mega Plier: 2

The 07/12/19 jackpot Friday was estimated at $121 million, with a cash-value option of $78.6 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

How much money is $121 million? If you were to stack $100 bills on top of each other, they would nearly reach the top of the Great Pyramid of Egypt, which is 455-feet tall.

The numbers on Tuesday (07/09/19) were: 12-26-40-48-64 with a Mega Ball of 01. The Megaplier was 2. There was no grand prize winner Tuesday, but there was one ticket sold in New Jersey that matched all five white balls correctly for the second prize of $1 million. Fortunately for that winner, they chose the Megaplier option that makes their ticket worth $2 million.

There were 11 tickets nationwide that matched four of the five white balls plus the gold Mega Ball for the third prize of $10,000. One of those purchased the megaplier, which gave them third-prize winnings of $20,000.

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

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery and one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Jackpots start at $40 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million.

The most recent winning jackpot ticket for $522 million was sold June 7, 2019, in San Diego, California, at Sorrento Deli Mart. The winner has not yet filled out claim forms with the California Lottery, according to the Mega Millions website. Sorrento Deli Mart will collect a retailer bonus of $1 million for selling the winning ticket. That $1 million is from the California Lottery, and is not subtracted from the winner's grand prize.

Winners in California have 180 days from the date of the drawing to redeem their ticket to claim their winnings.

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

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