The Mega Millions jackpot is nearing $300 million quickly.
For Tuesday, Dec. 15, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot tops out at $291 million with a cash option of $224.7 million.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Dec. 15
Mega Millions holds drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EST. The winning numbers for this drawing will be posted shortly after 11 p.m. EST.
Winning numbers: 1 – 10 – 18 – 20 – 46 Megaball: 15
$1 million Match 5 winner in KY
One lucky winner resulted from the previous Mega Millions drawing from Louisville, KY. As a recap, the winning numbers from Friday, Dec. 11 were 19 – 31 – 37 – 55 – 67 and a Megaball of 25.
This particular $1 million ticket matched all five white balls but just missed the Megaball for winning the big jackpot, which was $276 million. For now, details are scarce as the Kentucky Lottery is certifying and conducting checks at the retailer where the ticket was sold.
Note that most state lotteries are not accepting walk-ins due to COVID-19 restrictions. In order to claim a winning ticket with a big prize, you will need to make an appointment at the appropriate state lottery’s offices.
Online lottery tickets
You can always skip the hassle of signing the back of your winning lottery tickets and keeping it secure as well. Especially here in Pennsylvania, you can buy online lottery tickets. Moreover, winners are typically automatically paid out to your PA online lottery account. For big wins, you will still need to head into the physical lottery office to claim your prize.
There’s also a handful of other states where you can purchase lottery tickets online as well:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Win or lose, please play responsibly.