A customer looks over his purchased lottery ticket at a CITGO gas station on January 10, 2023 in Austin, Texas. The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $1.1 billion ahead of today's drawing. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)
Feeling lucky? The next Mega Millions drawing is this Friday the 13th. And it’s a biggie. One billion three hundred fifty million. 16 people got 5 numbers right but missed the gold Mega Ball, including 2 winners here in Florida. Check your tickets.
The numbers for the January 10th,2023 drawing were 7, 13, 14, 15, and 18. The Mega Ball was 9.
Two people in Florida are now millionaires. One scored a milly, the person who chose Megaplier gets 3 million.
So it grows. According to the Ohio Lottery, ” a gigantic prize of $1.35 billion ($707.9 million cash) is estimated for Friday, January 13. If won at that amount, it would be the second largest jackpot in Mega Millions history!”
This Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since October 14th, when someone in Fort Myers Florida shared the 502 million jackpot with someone in California. I remember that drawing because it was just a couple of weeks after Hurricane Ian. They bought the ticket at a 7-11. We don’t yet know the name of the person in Fort Myers who won. The lottery releases the name of the winner 90 days after they claim their prize which they did, about 2 months ago.
In addition, what about drawings on Friday the 13th? The lottery keeps stats on that, too. “Michigan has been particularly lucky with Mega Millions jackpots on Friday the 13th, winning four of them (June 2008, May 2011, June 2014 and October 2017). That 2017 jackpot was shared with a winner in Rhode Island. Other jackpots on Friday the 13th have been won in New York (March 2009) and Ohio (November 2015). None of them, however, came close in size to the estimated $1.35 billion up for grabs later this week.”
Which Mega Millions Numbers Are Drawn The Most
It’s January and the Mega Millions jackpot has now surpassed a billion dollars. Clearly, there’s two different ways to play the numbers. You can let the computer pick for you, or you can get that card and pick them yourself. If you’re the latter, what system do you choose? Kids birthdays, anniversaries, and dates like that are common. I use math. Before we continue, in full disclosure, I’ve picked numbers using this system and have not won anything. I only play when the jackpot gets big and using this system I got nothing right on the 7/26/2022 drawing. But what if?
Here are the 10 Most Drawn numbers and Mega Balls Based on 541 drawings since Tuesday, October 31, 2017 as of this data on January 4th, 2022. So when I say a number has come up “46 times”, it means since 10/31/2017.
We’ll also look at which Mega Ball pops up the most. Gotta get both right if you’re going to win that money. I’m not saying these will be the numbers that will make you win. Just saying, these numbers tend to come up more. #science
- These are the statistics for the sixth/current version of Mega Millions (October 31, 2017 to present: first 5 numbers are 1-70 and the Mega Ball is 1-25).
For more information, please visit www.flalottery.com. If you want the same data, but for Powerball, that’s here. This list is just for fun.
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