Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, Oct. 12
Chances of winning the lotto are extremely low, but if you do win here’s what not to do.
A winning Mega Millions Lottery ticket was sold in California, officials say. (Photo: CJ Gunther, EPA-EFE)
The Mega Millions jackpot keeps climbing, hitting over half a billion dollars. Did you have a winning ticket in Friday’s drawing?
The winning numbers drawn Oct. 12 were: 70-24-46-4-61 and Mega Ball is 7. The Megaplier was 3.
No one correctly picked all the numbers and the jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is now $654 million.
For the past several weeks, the jackpot has continued to grow as no jackpot winning tickets have been sold. With no winners on Friday night, Tuesday’s drawing is estimated at $654 million, just $2 million shy of the largest Mega Millions jackpot ever.
“With a little luck, we may still break that record by Tuesday,” said Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium and director of Maryland Lottery and Gaming, in a press release.
There was one $1 million ticket sold in Arkansas for Friday’s drawing, according to the Mega Millions website, although since the person paid extra for the Megaplier, the ticket is worth $3 million.
There were 55 tickets sold that won the $10,000 third prize; seven of those are actually worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier. New Jersey Lottery typically releases the number of third-prize winners on the Monday afternoon following weekend drawings.
New Jersey residents have had luck with major jackpots in 2018.
A Vernon man won $533 million from Mega Millions in late March, which was the fourth-high jackpot the game had ever awarded at the time, and the second-largest won by a single person. A Riverdale mini-mart sold the ticket. Since then, a single California ticket won a $543 million jackpot in July, though that was split among several people in an office pool, according to the Mega Millions website.
Friday's jackpot is worth an estimated $548 million, the third-largest jackpot for Mega Millions ever.
Mega Millions Numbers for 10-12-2018
This page has the latest Mega Millions winning numbers for this draw, plus detailed prize payout information.
There are three ways to see more Mega Millions winning numbers:
- Are you a winner? Enter your numbers in the Mega Millions Number Checker to see if you’ve won in the past 365 days
- View the latest Mega Millions winning numbers.
- Did you win in an older drawing? You can view past Mega Millions numbers and prize payouts for all drawings since 1992.
These are the prize payouts for all states that play MegaMillions combined, along with the prize values for each prize tier, with and without the Megaplier. Scroll to the bottom for links to particular state payout tables
View the winners and prize payout information for the Mega Millions draw on Friday October 12th 2018