No one won last Tuesday night's MEGA MILLIONS jackpot, so the estimate for the Friday, December 6, 2013 jackpot rose to $291 million ($157 million cash value).
When is Friday night's MEGA MILLIONS drawing? The MEGA MILLIONS drawing will take place tonight at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Tickets may be purchased until 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time on the night of the drawing.
The odds of winning the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850.
All MEGA MILLIONS prizes are set payouts, except the jackpot. The jackpot prize will be shared among winners in all MEGA MILLIONS states. The jackpot will be paid in 26 annual payments or a one-time cash payment of a reduced amount. If there is no jackpot winner, the money in the jackpot pool rolls over to the next MEGA MILLIONS drawing.
All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date. Federal income taxes will be withheld from MEGA MILLIONS prizes as required by the Internal Revenue Code at the time payments are made. Any additional federal, state and/or local taxes shall be the responsibility of the winner. Prizes of up to $1 million may be claimed at a Florida Lottery district office. Prizes of more than $1 million must be claimed at Lottery headquarters in Tallahassee.