Drawing held Friday night
DES MOINES, Iowa —Superstition didn’t deter players hoping that Friday the 13th will bring them good luck in the Mega Millions game as heavy sales prompted lottery officials to boost the jackpot to $425 million.
The winning numbers were drawn Friday night.
The winning numbers were 19 24 26 27 70 and the Mega Ball was 12.
The estimated $425 million jackpot is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, trailing a $656 million jackpot won in March 2012, and it is the fifth largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history. The current jackpot has rolled over 20 times, and its winner could have a cash option of $228 million before taxes.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.