The latest Mega Millions jackpot is worth $ 45 million with a cash option of $ 27.3 million. Was anyone lucky enough to win the jackpot prize?
The Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday evening was held at 11 p.m. EST. The winning numbers were 10-42-53-67-68, Mega Ball 15 and Megaplier 3X, according to the Mega Millions website. Although no one won the jackpot prize during last night's drawing, one person from Missouri matched five of the winning numbers and won a million dollars, according to the lottery website. There were also nine other winners who won $ 10,000 after matching four of the winning numbers and the Mega Ball. Click here to check numbers from previous drawings.
The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Friday at 11 p.m. EST. The jackpot is now worth $ 50 million with a cash option of $ 30.2 million, according to the Mega Millions website.
The popular lottery game is played in 44 states in the United States and only costs $ 2 to play, according to the Mega Millions website. The jackpots start at $ 40 million and increase by a minimum of $ 5 million per drawing until there is a winner.
The anonymous South Carolina winner who claimed the $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot prize announced last week that she would donate part of her winnings to local charities. The winner's winner, Jason Kurland, told CNN that the winner will donate part of her winnings to the Alabama Red Cross to support tornado relief and various other charities in South Carolina.
Kurland told CNN that the winner wanted to donate part of her claimed money to the charities after a March tornado hit Alabama. The charities include the Ronald McDonald House of Charities of Columbia, South Carolina; the Simpsonville Doctors Center; the One SC Fund for Hurrican Florence relief; and in the middle, a charity that supports women who fight breast cancer, according to CNN.
"It just felt like we had this great event when people were around," Kurland said earlier.
The last person to claim a Mega Millions prize was a man who won $ 273 million after winning the jackpot on March 1. Michael J. Weirsky from Warren County, New Jersey admitted he almost lost the winning ticket when he first bought it at the QuickChek convenience store near his home, according to a press release from Mega Millions. Fortunately, someone who had found the tickets at the counter brought them back to the store clerk, and Weirsky was able to pick them up shortly after he realized he was missing.