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No Mega Millions Winner, Jackpot Jumps to $415M

The winning numbers were: 9, 38, 37, 10 and 25, and the Mega Ball was 21

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    Friday night's Mega Millions drawing yielded no winners, leading the jackpot to jump to an estimated $415 million. It will be the eighth largest jackpot in Mega Millions' history. 

    Friday's $370 million jackpot was the largest ever offered on the last draw of any year since the game began in 2002. The winning numbers were: 9, 38, 37, 10 and 25, and the Mega Ball was 21.

    With no winners on the Christmas Day drawing, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $370 million. The jackpot refers to the annuity option, in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for the cash option, which would be $223.2 million.

    This year produced a major milestone for Mega Millions, as the game crossed the billion-dollar threshold for the first time in 2018 with a record $1.537 billion jackpot on Oct. 23. Just one winning ticket was sold in South Carolina for that drawing; the ticket-holder has not yet come forward.

    Four other jackpots have been won in 2018: $451 million on Jan. 5 (Florida), $533 million on March 30 (New Jersey), $142 million on May 4 (Ohio) and $543 million on July 24 (California).

    The chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize is 1 in 302.5 million.

    Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The next drawing will be held Jan. 1 at 11 p.m. EST.