Mega Millions Drawing For 12/31/19: Tuesday Jackpot is $55 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 12/31/19 is $55 million, and the drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET tonight.

For the latest results when they happen Tuesday night on New Year's Eve, keep this page bookmarked and refresh it to see if you hold the winning numbers.

Tonight's 12/31/19 jackpot is $55 million, with a cash-value option of $37.0 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers on Friday (12/27/19) for the $50 million jackpot were: 17-34-40-63-64 with a Mega Ball of 24. The Megaplier was 4x.

There was no grand prize winner from Friday's drawing, nor was there a ticket sold that matched the first five white balls for the game's second prize of $1 million.

There were seven tickets Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. None of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1 for third-prize winnings of $40,000.

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

The last Mega Millions grand prize winner was Tuesday 12/17/19 for $372 million with a ticket sold in Ohio. The game reset to the $40 minimum for the 12/20/19 drawing, and there has been no grand prize winner in nearly two weeks now.

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 $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 for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Tuesday night we will post the Mega Millions 12/31/19 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

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