Mega Millions Numbers For 12/20/19: Friday Jackpot was $40 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 12/20/19 was $40 million, and the drawing was held at 11 p.m. ET on Friday. The jackpot reset to the $40 million minimum after a ticket sold in Ohio won last Tuesday's $372 million grand prize.

Here are the winning numbers.

  • First Five: 03-20-23-35-60
  • Mega Ball: 16
  • Megaplier: 3x

Friday night's 12/20/19 jackpot was $40 million, with a cash-value option of $27 million.

The winning numbers on Tuesday (12/17/19) for the $372 million jackpot were: 22-30-53-55-56 with a Mega Ball of 16. The Megaplier was 2x.

The grand prize winner from Tuesday's drawing was from Ohio. In addition, there were four tickets sold that matched the first five white balls but just missed on the Mega Ball. Three of those tickets were worth $1 million, and a ticket sold in Pennsylvania was worth $2 million because they purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1.

There were 22 tickets Tuesday 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 $20,000.

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

Prior to Tuesday, 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.

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.

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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