Friday’s winning numbers — 15, 21, 32, 38, 62, and the Mega Ball 8 — went unmatched, continuing a 22-drawing trend that began in mid-October

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The jackpot now stands at an estimated $785 million, with a cash option of $395 million.

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That amount officially qualifies the jackpot as the fourth-largest in Mega Millions history, behind only three relatively recent jackpots that surpassed the billion-dollar mark.

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The current jackpot has been steadily growing since October, after two ticketholders in California and Florida matched all six numbers to share a $502-million prize.

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No one has managed to match all six numbers from any drawing since, though 41 players have won second-tier prizes worth $1 million or more, the Mega Millions lottery confirmed in a press release.

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Friday’s press release also noted that January could be a lucky month for players, seeing as one of the game’s only billion-dollar prizes was claimed in January of 2021.

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The Mega Millions prize had only ever swelled past the $1 billion mark three times: in Jan.

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2021, when it reached $1.050 billion; in July 2022, when it rose to $1.337 billion; and in Oct. 2018, when a ticket holder in South Carolina claimed a $1.537 billion jackpot.

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