The Mega Millions jackpot has grown after the Friday night lottery drawing yielded no winners for the $273 million grand prize with a cash value of $152.8 million. However, there were plenty of smaller monetary prizes that resulted from the latest drawing.
The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn on Friday, June 17 were 20, 36, 53, 56, 69, with a gold Mega Ball of 16. The Megaplier was 2X.
Since the jackpot went unclaimed, it will grow to $290 million with a cash option of $162.3 million. The next jackpot drawing will take place Tuesday, June 21 at 11 pm ET.
Watch the winning Mega Millions lottery numbers being pulled below.
Although there were no grand prize lottery winners from the Friday night drawing, there were three instant millionaires. A player in California hit the Match 5, winning a $1 million prize.
However, a player in Florida and another in Texas managed to match five numbers with the Megaplier and won $2 million each.
There were 19 players who hit the Match 4 plus the gold Mega Ball, winning $10,000 apiece. Meanwhile, four players hit the Match 4 plus the gold Mega Ball with the Megaplier and won $20,000. The rest of the wins from the night ranged between $2 and $1,000.
The latest jackpot comes as a $1 million winning ticket is set to expire at the end of the month in North Carolina. The ticket was purchased at the Circle K store in Lewisville for the New Year’s Eve drawing.
The player has until 5 pm on June 30 to claim the winning ticket at the lottery’s headquarters in Raleigh.
Mega Million jackpot winners can receive their grand prize winnings through either a one-time lump sum payment or an annuity.
Those who opt for the annuity receive one immediate payment, followed by 29 annual payments that increase by 5% each year.
Mega Millions can be played in 45 states as well as the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.