Mega Millions winning numbers drawn for $785 million jackpot

This would be the largest lottery jackpot won since that $2 billion Powerball jackpot won in November.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot up to $785 million
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With a Mega Millions jackpot of $785 million for Tuesday night's drawing, many people say they'd share the money with their families.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- The winning numbers for Tuesday night's $785 million Mega Millions jackpot have been drawn.

Here are the winning numbers: 41, 33, 25,44, 29, with a Mega Ball of 18.

Since there was no Mega Millions winner, the jackpot for the Friday drawing is now up to $940 million, with a $483.5 million cash option.

A big jackpot means big dreams, especially for Christina Miele of Mount Ephraim, New Jersey.

"I would buy a giant home, like a castle and have all my children and grandchildren live with me," she said.

Many people say they'd share the money with their families, but they'd also take a sweet vacation.

"I'd be in the Caribbean for a while," said Brian Hagan of Gloucester City.

This is the sixth largest jackpot in U.S. history, and there hasn't been a Mega Millions winner in more than two months -- driving the jackpot up higher and higher.

This would be the largest lottery jackpot won since that $2 billion Powerball jackpot won in November. The winning ticket was sold in California.

Lottery retailers like Saeed Ahmed at the 7-Eleven in Mount Ephraim say big prizes like that affect when some people come in to play.

"Last time it went up above $1 billion and it was very busy. I was telling my friend that now people are interested in billions, not hundreds of millions," said Ahmed.