The battle of the major lottery jackpots continues this weekend. Will Mega Millions find a lucky winner on Friday the 13th?
There’s one way to find out. Get in on the action. Since there was no winner of the Mega Millions grand prize on September 10, that total will grow for the Friday the 13th drawing.
The game’s web site reports that the estimated annuity prize for the Mega Millions drawing of Friday, September 13 will now be $119 million, with a lump sum value of $80 million.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for September 10 were: 2, 12 18, 54, and 56. The Mega Ball was 1. According to Delaware Online, four tickets had the first five numbers correct without matching the Mega Ball. None of them came from New Jersey.
Both multi-state lottery games available in New Jersey currently have jackpots above the $100 million mark. Powerball’s top prize stands at an estimated $317 million.
And Mega Millions has now been through 13 consecutive drawings without a top prize winner. The last Mega Millions winner came on July 26, when a New Jersey ticket won $19 million, according to the game’s web site. Mega Millions still holds the world record for highest annuity lottery prize when 3 tickets split $656 million on March 30, 2012.
Lottery World reminds us that Mega Millions will be adding changes on October 22. The starting jackpot will now be $15 million, and every time the jackpot is not won, it will rise by at least $5 million for the next drawing.
Also, the pool of numbers from which players pick the first five numbers will be increased from 56 to 75, while the Mega Ball pool to choose from drops from 1 of 46 to 1 of 15.
By the way, the price of a single ticket will remain at $1.