The Mega Millions has been around for 19 years. However, drawings on Christmas Day are relatively rare. Dec. 25, 2020, marks the sixth time that the Mega Millions drawing has been held on Christmas.
Indeed, this is a momentous occasion, with an estimated jackpot of $352 million or a cash option of $269.7 million.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, Dec. 25
Two Mega Millions drawings occur weekly, on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EST. Winning numbers will be posted for this drawing after its conclusion.
Winning numbers: 17 – 23 – 36 – 69 – 70 Megaball: 19
Historic Mega Millions Christmas jackpot
This year’s Christmas Mega Millions jackpot marks the biggest prize ever offered in the history of the game. Previously, the largest Christmas jackpot occurred in 2018. On that date, the estimated jackpot was $321 million. Thus, tonight’s drawing marks the largest jackpot on Christmas Day.
Additionally, no jackpot has ever been won on Christmas. The 2018 Christmas jackpot kept rolling to the start of the new year.
Could this be the year that the first Mega Millions Christmas jackpot winner will be crowned?
Try online lottery tickets
The Keystone State is one of just a handful of states where online lottery sales are available. Rather than worrying about finding a physical lottery retailer that is open on Christmas, the PA online lottery offers a fast and convenient option instead.
Outside of Pennsylvania, here are other states that offer online lottery tickets:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Merry Christmas! Please play responsibly.