With over half a billion dollars up for grabs, the Mega Millions lottery drew its latest numbers for its jackpot on Friday.
The numbers came in at 59-46-28-11-31 with a Megaball of 1.
The multi-state lottery’s jackpot was $521 million, the fourth-largest lottery prize in the game’s history.
The $521 million prize is how much a single winner would receive if paid over 29 years. Opting for a one-time cash payout would reduce the amount to $317 million.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Friday’s Mega Millions drawing offered players a chance to spend $2 to try to correctly pick the correct number of five balls valued 1 to 70 and the number and a “Mega ball,” numbered from 1 to 25.
Jackpot winners must match all six numbers in a drawing. Tuesday night, two winning tickets matched five of the numbers. Each of the winning ticket owners, from Illinois and New Jersey, won $1 million. Mega Millions can be played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
The record for largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions was $656 million. The prize was won in March 2012 and was split by three separate winners in Kansas, Maryland and Illinois.