Here are the winning numbers for the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot
Friday's Mega Millions lottery numbers
The winning numbers in Friday evening’s drawing were: 67-45-57-36-13, Mega Ball: 14, Megaplier: 2x.
The Mega Millions jackpot just keeps getting bigger, thanks to all the hype around one of the largest jackpot prize in the game's history.
The jackpot was increased to $1.28 billion, with a cash value of $747.2 million.
The increase ahead of Friday night's drawing makes the jackpot the second largest. The current record jackpot for Mega Millions is $1.537 billion, won in 2018, according to Mega Millions.
The Mega Millions prize has grown so large because it has been more than three months since anyone matched the game's six numbers and snagged the jackpot. That amounts to 29 consecutive drawings without a winner.
Before rushing out to spend $2 on a ticket, keep in mind that the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are a staggering 1 in 302.5 million.
What time is the Mega Millions drawing?
Mega Millions numbers are drawn on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be at 11 p.m. Friday, July 29.
How late can you buy a lottery ticket?
In Michigan, Mega Millions tickets can be purchased at MichiganLottery.com and at retailers across the state until 10:45 p.m. the day of the drawing.
The drawing is at 11 p.m.
How much are Mega Millions tickets?
Mega Millions tickets cost $2.
How to play Mega Millions
Players can pick six numbers from two pools of numbers: five numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball). Or players can have numbers selected for them with Easy Pick or Quick Pick.
There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions, ranging from the jackpot to $2.
You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.
What are the odds of winning?
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
What if you win the jackpot?
There are two options if you win the jackpot:
Annuity: The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one.
Cash option: A one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.
Top Mega Millions jackpots to date
Other top jackpots were, according to megamillions.com:
►$1.537 billion on Oct. 23, 2018, with one winning ticket from South Carolina.
►$1.050 billion on Jan. 22, 2021, with one ticket in Michigan.
►$656 million on March 30, 2012, which went to three tickets from Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.
►$648 million on Dec. 17, 2013, with two winning tickets from California and Georgia.