Mega Millions At $230 Million For Black Friday Drawing

Just in time for Black Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot is now at $230 million for the lucky person(s) who hits all numbers correctly.

If you win, an want the annuity, you will receive $230 million, however, if you want the cash, they payout will be $125 million.

The drawing, which is scheduled for Friday, the official kick-off for the holiday season, should come in handy for whoever the lucky winner is.

For the first time ever, the Tuesday drawing yielded a $5 million winner, who along with the person who won $3 million on Friday, make the biggest secondary Powerball prizes in history.

Nobody claimed the Mega Millions numbers -27, 44, 59, 74 and 75, with a Mega Ball of 3- on Tuesday night, but five tickets matched the first five numbers.

According to Philly.com one Texas lucky ticket won $1 million, but since it had the $1 Megaplier option and the number was 5, the total earnings for that drawing was $5 million.

Other $1 million winners were in New York, who had two, Florida, and Illinois, while a ticket sold in North Carolina won the $3 million prize.

The maximum Powerball prize is $2 million, for winning the matching five, plus the Power Play option.

The last time the Mega Millions jackpot was hit was almost two months ago, when a Maryland man won $189 million in the October 1 drawing.

The odds of winning Mega Millions with a single ticket is 1 in 259 million, this makes it more likely for the jackpot to keep rolling over.

The Powerball jackpot is only $60 million, smaller than in the past, according to Philly and the cost of the ticket went up to $2.

Another difference from past drawings is that numbers now go as high as 75 for Mega Millions, this makes people that bet on special dates, like kids birthdays or anniversaries, less likely to hit all five winners.