The last Mega Millions drawing held on Tues., Nov. 30 offered a jackpot of $102 million. However, nobody won it, so the prize gets rolled over to tonight’s drawing. The estimated jackpot, if the recipient chooses the annuity option, is now $112 million.
Alternatively, the winner can choose the lump sum cashout for an estimated payout (before taxes) of $81.5 million.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers for Friday, December 3, 2021
Mega Millions lottery drawings take place twice weekly, every Tuesday and Friday, at 11 p.m. ET. The object is to try to pick all six winning numbers. The first five numbers drawn are white balls. The sixth number is the gold Mega Ball. Each ticket costs $2, or $3 if you select the Megaplier option.
The winning numbers for the Fri., Dec. 3 drawing are as follows:
Winning numbers: 22 – 45 – 48 – 58 – 61
Mega Ball: 13
How the Nov. 30 drawing made one player an instant millionaire
Although nobody picked all six numbers correctly in last Tuesday’s drawing, it was still a very lucky day for one player in Texas. That person was a perfect five for five in choosing the numbers for the white balls and won $1 million.
However, the player did not spend an extra dollar for the Megaplier option, which would have doubled the prize to $2 million.
Play Mega Millions online in any of 12 states, including Pennsylvania
This article can’t advise you which numbers to pick for tonight’s drawing. Each drawing is purely random, so each player’s picks have an equal opportunity of winning. But here’s another useful tip.
If you play in any of the following states, you can purchase Mega Millions and other lottery tickets directly from your computer or mobile device without even leaving the house:
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island
First-time Pennsylvania online players also get two special bonuses–a $20 Free Play bonus plus a match bonus on their first deposit up to $500.
If you would like a chance at one of the big money prizes in tonight’s drawing, there’s still time. But you’ll have to hurry. Shortly after 11 p.m., Pennsylvania Online Casino will post all of tonight’s winning numbers.