Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $248 Million, Winning Numbers May 12

Written By Valerie Cross on May 12, 2020

The Mega Millions jackpot is now up to $248 million for the Tuesday, May 12 drawing. That means a whopping $197.4 million for matching all six numbers and taking the cash option.

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Recent Mega Millions numbers

The winning Mega Millions numbers for last drawing on May 8 were 5 – 20 – 22 – 61 – 70 with a megaball of 04. The multiplier was 2x.

No one hit the jackpot and no tickets matched all five white balls to win $1 million or $2 million (with the megaplier). However, ten tickets did match four white balls and the megaball to win $10,000.

If any of them would have added the $1 megaplier to their ticket, it would have doubled to $20,000.

Winning Mega Millions numbers May 12

Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday night at 11 p.m. ET. You can find the winning numbers for the Tuesday, May 12 drawing here when they are available.

Winning numbers: 7 – 16 – 27 – 44 – 52 megaball 5

Megaplier: 5X

Mega Millions prizes range from $2 (for matching the megaball only) up to the jackpot, which is currently over $200 million. Overall chances of holding a winning ticket are 1 in 24.

With the new Mega Millions and Powerball rules, the jackpot will reset to $20 million after it is hit. That is down from the regular $40 million reset amount. Until then, the jackpot continues to climb toward the $300 million-mark.

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Valerie Cross is content manager for Catena Media's Play-branded sites in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Michigan. She has a bachelor's degree from Furman University and master's and doctoral degrees in language education from Indiana University. Previously associate editor at PokerNews, Valerie has covered poker and legal gambling for more than five years.

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