$1.35B Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs on Friday the 13th

Published 3:00 pm Thursday, January 12, 2023

The second-highest Mega Millions jackpot to date could make a lucky day for a lottery player.

On Friday, Jan. 13, any player who matches all the numbers drawn in the Mega Millions drawing could win an estimated jackpot of $1.35 billion. The estimated cash value is $707.9 million.

This is the 26th drawing for the current jackpot run. The numbers will be drawn at 10 p.m.

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The largest Mega Millions jackpot of $1.537 billion was hit Oct. 23, 2018, in South Carolina.

“Play responsibly,” said Mississippi Lottery Corporation President Jeff Hewitt. “It only takes one ticket to win.”

There are nine ways to win playing both Mega Millions and Powerball. Spending the extra $1 to purchase the Megaplier or Powerplay options can multiply non-jackpot winnings. Players can “Search Your Numbers” by visiting www.mslotteryhome.com. Click on the Mega Millions logo and search to see if you have won.

Tuesday’s MM drawing produced three big winners in Mississippi. Two winners won $30,000, thanks to their addition of the $1 Megaplier — one ticket was sold at Tobacco Mart in Brookhaven and the other in Burnsville. The third player won $10,000, with no Megaplier, and got their ticket in Gulfport.

The Powerball jackpot for Saturday, Jan. 14, is an estimated $404 million, with an estimated cash value of $211.7 million. The jackpot for Thursday night’s Mississippi Match 5 drawing is an estimated $325,000.