Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 1/3/20: Did Anyone Win the $60 Million Jackpot on Friday (Last) Night?

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions lottery game for January 3, offering a jackpot prize of $60 million with a cash value option of $39.7 million, were revealed on Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Here are the numbers drawn on Friday night, according to the Mega Millions website.

  • First Five: 37-41-42-53-63
  • Mega Ball: 16
  • Megaplier: 2x

Yet again, no one took the top prize nor did anyone manage to win the second prize of $1 million for matching all five white balls correctly.

There were nine lucky winners who matched the first four white balls and the yellow Mega Ball correctly, which earned them each $10,000, and three got the Megaplier prize of $20,000.

There were also 210 winners who managed to get four numbers, entitling them to $500, with 33 Megaplier winners doubling their winnings to $1,000.

Now the jackpot has gone up to $69 million with a cash option of $46.4 million which will be up for grabs at the next Mega Millions draw on Tuesday, January 7, at 11 p.m. ET.

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Numbers being selected on a Mega Millions lottery ticket in Los Angeles, California on October 23, 2018. Getty Images

Previous winners

The last winner of the jackpot was on December 17, with someone buying a ticket in Ohio which matched the winning numbers of 22, 30, 53, 55 and 56, with the Mega Ball of 16 and a Megaplier of 2x. It earned the winner a $375 million payout (with a cash option of $253.5 million) in what was the 14th largest prize winning in the history of the game, according to ABC7NY.

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.

Although there are no big winners yet in 2020, last year there were a number of ticket holders who got eye-watering sums.

Other jackpots from 2019 that won included $437 million in New York last New Year's Day, $273 million in New Jersey on March 1, $50 million in Missouri on March 12 and $168 million in New Hampshire on July 23, according to the Mega Millions website.

The biggest winner of 2019 was a $522 million prize ($340 million cash) won by Laarni Bibal on June 7 with a ticket bought in San Diego, California. How to play Mega Millions

How to play Mega Millions

Mega Millions is one of the most popular lotteries in the country, with tickets available in 44 states as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Drawings are held twice a week, every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET, with five white balls drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 to 70, while one Mega Ball is chosen from a set of balls numbered 1 to 25.

When there are no winners of the jackpot, the money is added to the jackpot for the following drawing. There are 9 ways of winning a prize, from $2 to the jackpot, and the overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 24, according to the Mega Millions website.

The chances of winning is not linked to the number of tickets sold and even if more tickets are sold in a particular draw, the odds of winning stay the same.

When it comes to PowerPlay, the website states that for an additional $1 per play, non-jackpot prizes can be multiplied 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X or 10X. The multiplier number is randomly chosen before each numbers draw. The 10X multiplier is only in play when the advertised jackpot annuity is $150 million or less.

Potential winners can watch the Powerball numbers draw on the Powerball website or local affiliated CBS, FOX, NBC, ABC, CW and Telemundo TV channels. A full list can be found on the Powerball website.

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