MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - The Mega Millions’ jackpot has jumped to $290 million for Friday, after nobody won the top prize Tuesday night.
A ticket sold in Milwaukee was among 68 throughout the country to win a quarter-million dollars, by matching all five regular numbers but not the Mega Ball.
The numbers of Wisconsin players winning smaller prizes were not immediately available. Just over a million people nationally won $2 just by matching the Mega Ball.
Tuesday night’s numbers were 1, 4, 6, 11, and 14. The Mega Ball was 30, and the Megaplier was 4.
Friday’s jackpot has rolled over 16 times since it was $12 million on January 27th. It’s the third-highest prize since the Wisconsin Lottery started offering Mega Millions in February of 2010.
Friday’s cash option is $205 million for a single winner who takes the whole prize now instead of in annual installments.
The next Powerball drawing is Wednesday night. The jackpot in that game is at $70 million.