Mega Millions winning numbers: Who won the Mega Millions Christmas Day jackpot?


The winning numbers announced on Tuesday night were 2-8-42-43-50, Mega Ball 6, and Megaplier 3X, according to the Mega Millions website. The estimated cash option for the Powerball is $177.6 million.

No one has picked all six winning numbers since the October 23 drawing where a person in SC won a record $1.537 billion jackpot.

It's the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever offered on the holiday.

The drawings for Mega Millions take place every Tuesday and Friday night at 11 p.m. EST.

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Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

A Christmas miracle happened for a lucky new millionaire in Chesterfield. The victor has a total of 180 days to claim the money, according to state law, and the countdown starts from when the winning numbers were announced. Anyone planning to purchase a ticket can find the closest retailers here.

According to the Mega Millions your overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 24. "That could be a difference of millions of dollars".

The winning ticket was sold in the town of Simpsonville, lottery officials said.