Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $215 Million, Winning Numbers May 5

Written By Valerie Cross on May 5, 2020
Mega Millions jackpot climbs for Cinco de Mayo drawing

Following home celebrations of Cinco de Mayo, new winning Mega Millions numbers will be drawn. With the jackpot at $215 million ($173.1 million for the cash option), ticket holders will be plenty interested to see if they can match all six.

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Recent winners, changes to the lottery

Friday’s winning numbers were 28 – 30 – 31 – 35 – 66 and the mega ball was 14. The megaplier was 2x.

No one hit the jackpot and no tickets matched all five white balls to win $1 million (or $2 million with the multiplier). But 22 tickets matched four white balls and the megaball. Sixteen of those won $10,000 while six claimed $20,000 with the $1 megaplier added to the ticket.

When the next jackpot hits, the grand prize will reset to $20 million, rather than the regular $40 million. Another change that has resulted from reduced sales during the coronavirus pandemic is the roll amount.

For the time being, there is no minimum increase from drawing to drawing. But with the jackpot over $200 million, that hardly matters as lotto players flock for a $2 chance at life-changing money.

Winning Mega Millions numbers Tuesday, May 5

Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET. The first five balls are drawn from a set numbered 1-70. One gold mega ball follows, and is always between 1 and 25.

Following tonight’s drawing, you can find the winning numbers right here.

Winning numbers: 7 – 13 – 17 – 21 – 45 megaball 14

Megaplier: 2X

There are nine ways to win in the Mega Millions, from $2 up to the jackpot, which is climbing.

Best of luck and always play responsibly.

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Valerie Cross is a senior content manager for Catena Media's Play-branded sites in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. She studied Spanish and Psychology (BA, Furman University) and Language Education (MA and Ph.D., Indiana University) and played Division 1 college softball. A former college English instructor, Valerie is a poker enthusiast and has been a writer and editor in the poker and legal gambling industries since 2016. She is a Cincinnati native and lifelong Reds and Bengals fan.

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