Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 1/17/20: Did Anyone Win the $103 Million Jackpot on Friday (Last) Night?

The winning numbers for Friday (last) night's Mega Millions lottery draw were 3, 25, 30, 54, and 70, the Mega Ball was 9 and the Megaplier was 3X.

The jackpot was an estimated $103 million with a cash option of $69.2 million but did anyone win the grand prize?

Nobody won the Mega Millions jackpot last night so the jackpot for the next drawing is an estimated $116 million with a cash prize of $78 million. The next drawing will take place at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 21.

While nobody won the jackpot, one player, who purchased their ticket in Texas, matched five numbers and won $1 million. If that player had used the Megaplier, their prize would have been multiplied to $3 million.

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Nine players won $10,000 each by matching four balls and the Mega Ball, and one player multiplied their prize to $30,000 using the Megaplier. Nearly three hundred people won $500 by matching four balls and more than 50 people tripled their prize using the Megaplier.

More than 800 players won $200 each by matching three balls and the Mega Ball, and more than a hundred people won $600 by matching three balls, the Mega Ball and using the Megaplier.

More than 600,000 players won smaller prizes ranging from $2 for matching the Mega Ball to $30 for matching three balls and using the Megaplier.

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A Mega Millions lottery ticket. Getty

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How to play the Mega Millions lottery?

Tickets for the Mega Millions lottery can be purchased in 44 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The lottery is currently banned in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah.

However, tickets for the Mega Millions and Power Ball lotteries will become available to purchase in Mississippi on January 30, 2020. Players will be able to purchase lottery tickets at around 1,200 retailers in Mississippi and players must be 21 to purchase a ticket.

To play the Mega Millions lottery, players must purchase a ticket for $2 per play, with the option of purchasing the Megaplier for an additional $1 per play. Players must choose five numbers between one to 70 for the white balls and one number from one to 25 for the Mega Ball. Alternatively, players can use the Mega Millions random number generator.

What happens when you win the lottery?

When someone wins the Mega Millions jackpot, they have the option of claiming their prize as an annuity or as a cash prize. If they choose the annuity they will be given an initial sum followed by 29 annual graduated payments. If they choose the cash option, they will receive less money overall but it will be paid out in one lump sum.

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