The new year is now in full swing and the combined lottery jackpots of Mega Millions and Powerball are nearing the $1 billion mark.
Indeed, tonight, which is Tuesday, Jan. 5, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot hits $432 million with a cash option of $329.7 million.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Jan. 5
Drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EST. After tonight’s drawing, the winning numbers are updated below.
Winning numbers: 20 – 43 – 51 – 55 – 57 Mega Ball: 4
Recap of the New Year’s Mega Millions
The last drawing occurred on Friday which was New Year’s Day. The winning numbers for that drawing were 8 – 24 – 53 – 68 – 69 and a gold Mega Ball of lucky 7. Additionally, the Megaplier was a staggering 5x.
Unfortunately, no ticket matched all numbers and that’s why tonight’s jackpot rose. to such a height. The closest anyone got to winning the jackpot was a second-place winning ticket out of Texas that matched all five white balls for $1 million.
Also, a nationwide total of 31 tickets won the third-place prize of $10,000 by matching four white balls and the gold Mega Ball. Out of the thirty-one, two lucky winners purchased the $1 Megaplier option which boosts those prizes to $50,000.
Try lottery tickets online
As the excitement of larger jackpots grow, more tickets are purchased. Rather than waiting in line at a physical lottery retailer, why not try purchasing your lottery tickets online? The PA online lottery offers a fast and convenient way to buy tonight’s Mega Millions tickets directly from your mobile device or the comfort of your own home.
Even if you aren’t located in Pennsylvania, there are other states that offer online lottery sales as well:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Win or lose, please play responsibly.