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Did Anyone Win the $40 Million Mega Millions Jackpot on Friday?

Newsweek logo Newsweek 15/02/2020 12:00:00 Ewan Palmer
A man shows his just purchased lottery tickets from the Blue Bird Liquor store in Hawthorne, California on October 23, 2018. © FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/GettyA man shows his just purchased lottery tickets from the Blue Bird Liquor store in Hawthorne, California on October 23, 2018.

Those hoping to have celebrated Valentine's Day with their loved one by winning the Mega Millions jackpot were left disappointed, as no one managed to match all six balls.

The estimated jackpot the draw on Friday was $40 million, with a cash option of $28.2 million.

The winning numbers for the draw were 10-32-48-54-55, with the gold Mega Ball being 18. There was also a 5X Megaplier ball in play.

No one was able to match all five white balls and the one Mega Ball to win the $40 million jackpot, meaning some of the money will be added onto the next draw on Tuesday, February 18.

On top of this, there were no winners of the second-place $1 million prize after no one matched the five white balls on their own.

A total of nine people won $10,000 after matching four white numbers and the one Mega Ball, four of whom had their winnings multiplied to $50,000 after paying to have the Megaplier ball in play.

The draw for Tuesday's jackpot now stands at $45 million, with a cash option of $31.7 million.

Mega Millions lottery tickets cost $2, with the draws made every Tuesday and Friday. In order to win the jackpot, ticket buyers must correctly choose five white balls numbered 1 through 70, as well as one gold Mega Ball numbered 1 through 25 to match the draw.

There are nine different prizes to be won on the Mega Millions, ranging from $2 to the multi-million dollar jackpot. The prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million can also be multiplied depending on the Megaplier ball selected for the draw.

Mega Millions recently revealed that their first jackpot of 2020 was won by someone who purchased their ticket in New Jersey.

The massive February 11 jackpot of $202 million, with a cash option of $142.6 million, was sold at a Quick Stop Food Store in Middlesex County.

The winning numbers for the February 11 draw were: 04-06-32-52-64. The Gold Mega Ball was 06 and the Megaplier was X2.

"Congratulations to the winner of this multi-million dollar jackpot," New Jersey Lottery Executive Director James A Carey, Jr. said.

"We encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket, make a copy of both sides and put it in a safe place, and contact Lottery Headquarters at 609-599-5875 to arrange to file a claim for this 'MEGA' jackpot prize."

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