NEW YORK (WABC) — The winning numbers are in for Friday’s $940 million Mega Millions jackpot.
Here are the winning numbers on Friday night: 20, 63, 46, 59, 3 and Megaball of 13.
This is the sixth largest lottery prize in the nation.
No one has hit the big jackpot after more than 20 drawings.
Friday night’s jackpot is the largest since the $2.04 billion Powerball prize was won on November 8 in California. A winner was not announced for that payout in record setting.
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Recent big prizes have been credited to math — and tougher odds.
In the fall of 2017, lottery officials approved changes to Mega Millions that significantly increased the odds from one in 258.9 million to one in 302.6 million. They made similar changes to Powerball in October 2015, worsening the odds from one in 175.2 million to one in 292.2 million.
The idea was that by making the jackpots so popular, ticket revenue could add up week after week, creating huge prizes that would attract attention and draw in more players that were around $100 million or $200 million of them as a top prize.
In August 2021, Powerball also added a third weekly drawing, allowing the jackpot to roll over and grow even faster as people had more chances to play, and lose. Mega Millions is stuck with both weekly drawings.
Thanks to these moves, nine of the top 10 lottery prizes have been won since 2017.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Watch: New York state lottery drawings live every day at 2:30 pm and 10:30 pm and Wednesday and Saturday at 8:15 pm
Powerball drawings are also streamed here on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays at 10:59 pm
Mega millions the drawings are streamed on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm
The New York Lottery is the largest and most profitable lottery in North America, providing billions of dollars to support education in New York State.
Revenue is distributed to local school districts according to the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. According to the New York lottery, the formula takes into account the size of a school district and its income level; low-income school districts receive proportionally larger shares of Lottery school funding.
For more information about the New York lottery and to view lottery results, visit nylottery.ny.gov.
New Yorkers struggling with gambling addiction, or who know someone who is, can get help by calling the confidential, toll-free HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877- 846-7369) or by emailing HOPENY ( 467369). Standard text rates may apply.
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