Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 12/24/19: Did Anyone Win the $45 Million Jackpot on Tuesday (Last) Night?

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions lottery game for December 24, offering a jackpot prize of $45 million with a cash value option of $30 million, were revealed on Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.

Here are the numbers drawn on Christmas Eve.

  • First Five: 27-37-48-63-66
  • Mega Ball: 11
  • Megaplier: 2x

There were no winners of the jackpot prize or second prize winners, who would have received a $1 million payout for matching all five white balls correctly.

Eight lucky winners did manage to match the first four white balls and the yellow Mega Ball correctly, which earned them each $10,000, with one of them winning $20,000 having purchased a 2x Megaplier.

The jackpot has now been set to $50 million with a cash option of $33.4 million. The next Mega Millions draw will be on Friday, December 27, at 11 p.m. ET.

The most recent jackpot winner was on December 17. The winning numbers of the Mega Millions draw for December 17 were 22, 30, 53, 55 and 56, with the Mega Ball of 16 and a Megaplier of 2x. One lucky person matched all white numbers and the yellow Mega Ball, bagging a $375 million payout (with a cash option of $253.5 million).

The winning ticket was purchased in Mentor, Ohio, at a Giant Eagle supermarket, ABC11 reported. The payout was the 14th largest prize winning in the history of the game, according to ABC7NY. The most recent win was the 7th jackpot win of this year and the third largest prize awarded in 2019.

The largest prize this year was awarded on June 7, a $522 million prize ($340 million cash) won by Laarni Bibal with a ticket bought in San Diego, California. The second largest prize of $437 million ($262.2 million cash) was won on January 1, 2019 by New Life 2019, LLC, a group of 23 co-workers from Long Island, N.Y.

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.

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