by: Russell Falcon, Nexstar Media Wire, Talia Naquin
(NEXSTAR) — Are you the winner? Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot is a whopping $1.28 billion, the second largest in history. The winning numbers for the jackpot are: 67, 45, 57, 36 and 13. The number of the mega ball is 14. Friday’s Megaplier is 2X.
The top prize has not been claimed since April 15, although there have been several small pot winners. There were over 28.1 million smaller prize winning tickets, including 42 worth at least $1 million. Friday’s $1.28 billion jackpot has a cash value of $747.2 million.
The biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history was $1.537 billion and was claimed in 2018 by a single winner from South Carolina.
Mega Millions tickets are $2 each and the draws take place at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Fridays. Mega Millions explains that numbers are drawn by choosing five balls from a set of balls numbered 1-70. An additional golden “Mega” ball is then drawn from a set of balls numbered 1-25.
If Friday’s jackpot is not claimed, the prize will roll over to another one that will be drawn next week.
The odds of winning the jackpot are high – among the things you’re more likely to do than win the lottery are being killed by a shark, struck by lightning this year, and struck by lightning your entire life.
USA Mega, which tracks Mega Millions statistics, says the most common Mega Millions numbers are 17, 10, 14, 31 and 4 for the first five numbers. The most common Mega ball number is 22.