Has anyone won a $325 million jackpot?

The January 14 Mega Millions lottery offered a whopping $325 million jackpot, with an option cash value of $224.2, but did anyone take home the top prize?

The numbers drawn were 5, 8, 13, 22 and 48 for the white balls, while the yellow Mega Ball was 25 and the Megaplier was x2, according to the Mega Millions website.

Again, no one won the biggest prize on offer, although there were three big winners who matched five white balls. Two of those tickets were purchased in New Jersey and the other in Minnesota.

None of the three tickets had used Megaplier which cost an extra dollar so couldn’t double their money.

Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The January 14, 2022 draw jackpot was $325 million.
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There were 32 winners of the $10,000 prize whose tickets matched four white balls and the Mega Ball. Ten of those tickets used the Megaplier to double their money.

Meanwhile, 809 tickets matched four white balls to win $500, with 181 playing Megaplier. Some 1,693 tickets matched three white balls and the Mega Ball to win $200, of which 336 doubled their pay with the Megaplier.

In total, the January 14 draw produced more than 859,000 winning tickets worth at least $2. The jackpot now increases to $347 million on Tuesday, in which there will be a cash option of $239 million.

So far this year there have been no winners of the jackpot, which has been rolling since it was won in Arizona on October 22. It was the final of six jackpots won in 2021, with prizes ranging from $55 million to $1.05 billion.

How to play

Mega Millions is one of the most popular lotteries in the country with its draws every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Five white balls are drawn from balls numbered 1-70 and one yellow mega ball is drawn from a set numbered 1-25.

Tickets cost $2 per play and for an extra dollar in most states there is the Megaplier option, which can increase non-jackpot prizes between two and five times.

If there is no jackpot winner, the money is added to the first prize in the next draw. Once the jackpot is won, the top prize is reset to $20 million.

Tickets are available in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. However, they cannot be purchased in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

The odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are 1 in 303 million. Check the Mega Millions website for more information.

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