Mega Millions Winning Numbers Jan. 5; Combined Jackpots Nearly $1 Billion
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.Check the Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021 as the jackpot continues to climb, now sitting at $432 million.
Mega Millions results for 01/05/21; did anyone win the $447M jackpot?
(Courtesy Michigan Lottery)
LANSING, MI – The Mega Millions jackpot is closing in on half of $1 billion as there was no winner of the $447 million jackpot for the drawing held on Tuesday, Jan. 5.
That means the drawing on Friday, Jan. 8 will be worth $490 million with a cash option of $372.3 million.
The Mega Millions numbers for Jan. 5: 20-43-51-55-57
The Gold Mega Ball: 4
The Megaplier: 2
Mega Millions winners for Jan. 5:
· While there was no grand prize winner, five tickets sold matched all five white numbers drawn to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in California, Minnesota, New Jersey and New York.
· The player in New York also played the Megaplier option, which increased their winnings to $2 million.
· In Michigan, one ticket sold won $10,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.
· There were 854,782 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 31,972 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.
In other Michigan Lottery news:
· The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday, Jan. 6 with an estimated jackpot of $410 million and a cash option of $316.4 million.
· The next Lotto 47 drawing is Wednesday, Jan. 6 at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $1.15 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
· Wednesday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $273,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
The last player from Michigan to win a Mega Millions or Powerball jackpot was Cristy Davis of Waterford who won $70 million playing Powerball in February. With her winnings, Davis said she planned to buy a new house and car.
And while she was a lucky winner, it’s smart for players to check their tickets immediately as a winner worth $1 million sold in Hartland in 2019 went unclaimed. The ticket was purchased at the Speedway in Hartland, but the winner never came forward to claim the prize. The money instead went to the state’s School Aid Fund.
If you’d like to be the next player from Michigan to win a huge lottery prize, take a look at these tips from lottery expert Richard Lustig. The author of “Learn How To Increase Your Chances Of Winning The Lottery” has won more than $1 million in Florida by winning top jackpot prizes in smaller games.
Note to readers: if you purchase something through one of our affiliate links we may earn a commission.Mega Millions results for 01/05/21; did anyone win the $447M jackpot? (Courtesy Michigan Lottery) LANSING, MI – The Mega Millions jackpot is closing in on half of $1 billion as there was no ]]>