Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $548 million jackpot

Virginia Carson
October 15, 2018

The Powerball jackpot climbed after no one matched all six numbers Wednesday night, but three lucky winners matched the first five numbers for a cool $1 million.

The $548 million Mega Millions jackpot numbers were drawn on Friday night as 70, 24, 46, 4, 61 with a Mega Ball of 7.

The winning numbers for Saturday night were 11, 14, 32, 43 and 65, with a Powerball number of 15, according to the official Powerball website.

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The estimated jackpot for that drawing would be the fourth-largest lottery prize in US history. The largest, just $2 million more, was drawn in March 2012.

Those winning tickets were sold in California, Colorado, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.

Friday's drawing will be held at 10 p.m.

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The lump sum payout will be at least $309 million, Mega Millions said. The next drawing at 11 p.m. EDT Friday will offer the ninth-largest jackpot in USA history.

Saturday's jackpot has a cash option of $179.4 million.

The drawing on Tuesday would have granted the victor the sixth-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history. That jackpot has reached an estimated $314 million.

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