The jackpot is estimated at $206 million, which gets slashed to a still-whopping $151.9 million for players who choose the cash option. Players have failed to snag all six numbers in the 43-state lottery since Nov. 1, when Charles Hairston of Paso Robles, Calif. won $78 million.
In the last drawing, which took place Friday night, the top prize was valued at $173 million, but no one matched all six numbers, pushing the jackpot up to $206 million.
In Friday’s drawing, 31 tickets across the nation matched the first five numbers, but not the Mega Ball, including three tickets from New Jersey. Each of those ticket holders won a prize of $250,000.
Here are the winning numbers selected Tuesday evening in the Mega Millions lottery:
(twenty-three, thirty-two, thirty-three, thirty-nine, forty-three)
ESTIMATED MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT $206 million
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