Mega Millions Numbers For 12/17/19: Tuesday Jackpot was $372 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 12/17/19 was $372 million, and there was a winner in Ohio. The Tuesday jackpot was almost one of the 10 biggest in Mega Millions history. Here are the winning numbers.

  • First Five: 22-30-53-55-56
  • Mega Ball: 16
  • Megaplier: 2x

Tuesday's 12/17/19 jackpot was $372 million, with a cash-value option of $251.6 million. A ticket in Ohio hit the jackpot, and four other tickets matched the first five numbers but just missed the Mega Ball. The jackpot will reset at $40 million for the next drawing on Friday (12/20/19).

The numbers last Friday (12/13/19) for the previous $340 million jackpot were: 17-21-29-39-56 with a Mega Ball of 22. The Megaplier was 3x.

There was no grand prize winner last Friday, nor were there any tickets sold that matched the first five white balls for the second-prize of $1 million.

There were 31 tickets Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Five of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1 for third-prize winnings of $30,000.

The last Mega Millions grand prize winner was for $227 million on 09/24/19 with a ticket purchased 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.

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Mega Millions tickets purchased in Texas during September 2019. Scott McDonald/Newsweek

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 $40 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 $40 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website.

The previous Mega Millions winning jackpot ticket was for the 07/23/19 drawing of $168 million. That ticket was sold at Brookside Market & Deli in Exeter, NH. This was New Hampshire's first winning jackpot ticket for Mega Millions. The cash-value option for that ticket was $101.9 million.

The jackpot winner before that was for $522 million—the seventh-greatest Mega Millions jackpot ever. It was sold June 7, 2019, in San Diego, California, at Sorrento Deli Mart, which was awarded 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.

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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