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Mega Millions jackpot soars to $790 million

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The eye-popping Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing.

There was no winning-ticket sold for Friday night’s $660 million drawing, making the jackpot soar to a whopping $790 million – the third largest in Mega Millions history.

The next drawing will be 11 pm Tuesday.

The numbers drawn Friday night were: 14, 40, 60, 64, 66. The Mega Ball number was 16.

But still check those tickets!

Four lucky ticket-holders have won the second-place prize of $1 million, three of them are Megaplier winners making the tickets worth $3 million.

These lucky winners are in New York, New Jersey, Delaware and Virginia.

Only two Mega Millions jackpot prizes have ever been higher than Friday night’s. A ticket-holder won $1.537 billion in South Carolina in October 2018, and another winner received $1.050 billion in Michigan in January 2021.

Here’s a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

3. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

4. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

5. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

6. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

7. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

8. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

9. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012 (three tickets, from Kansas, Illinois and Maryland)

10. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013 (two tickets, from California and Georgia)

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