Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 7/18/20: Did Anyone Win the $101 Million?

No one claimed the estimated $101 million Mega Millions jackpot on Friday. But some people still won big.

The winning numbers from Friday night's draw were 12, 13, 21, 46, and 57. The Mega Ball number was 21. A potential winner could have claimed an estimated $101 million, or a cash option of $81.2 Million.

According to the Mega Millions website, there were two big winners in California and Washington who matched five numbers and won $1 million each. Those Match 5 winners guess the first five numbers correctly. However, neither played the Megaplier, which could have tripled their winnings, meaning they didn't get $3 million each.

Other big winners on Friday night included one person who guessed four numbers and the Mega Ball and played the Megaplier to get $30,000, and eight who won $10,000.

By guessing four numbers correctly, 281 people can claim $500, and 51 Megaplier winners in that round got $1,500.

Some 766 people won $200, and 170 Megaplier winners got $600. And by guessing three numbers, 19,141 people won $10, and 3,914 Megaplier winners got $30. A further 16,424 guess two numbers and the Mega Ball to get $10, and there were 3,415 Megaplier winners who got $30.

A total 124,034 players guessed one number and the Mega Ball and can claim $4, while 25,580 Megaplier winners got $12.

The 290,916 players who guessed just the Mega Ball won $2, and the 58,071 Megaplier players got $6.

The Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET. Each time, five white balls from a set of balls numbered one to 70 are drawn, as well as one Mega Ball from a collection of balls numbered one to 25. The winner must match numbers on one row of their ticket to the balls drawn on the corresponding date. Players have nine chances to win. The odds of winning a Mega Millions prize is one in 24.

The Mega Millions lottery is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

For payment, money that is won can either come as an annuity, one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments rising by five percent each payment, or cash, which is described online as a "one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the jackpot prize pool."