DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday night’s estimated $415 million Mega Millions lottery drawing are 20-41-42- 45-49, with a Mega Ball of 14.
Because no one had won a Mega Millions jackpot since March 8, the prize had steadily grown to become the largest jackpot since a $430 million Powerball prize won by a New Jersey family May 7.
The record prize was a $1.6 billion Powerball jackpot won in January by players in three states.
The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions are one in 259 million.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.