Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 12/25/20: Did Anyone Win the $352 Million?
While there were no winners of the huge jackpot, there were still those with plenty of reasons to celebrate following the Christmas Day Mega Millions draw.
There were no players who managed to win the $352 million main prize on Friday’s draw as no tickets matched all five numbers and the one golden Mega Ball.
Three people did manage to win the $1 million second prize after matching just the five white balls. The December 25 winning numbers were 17-23-36-69-70, with the golden Mega Ball being 19.
There was also a 2X Megaplier in play, doubling doubling the amount players could win outside the main jackpot.
No players managed to double their $1 million second prize as they did not pay to have 2X Megaplier in play.
A total of 17 people managed to win $10,000 on the Christmas Day draw after matching four white balls and the one golden Mega Ball, with two of these having their winning doubled to $20,000 after paying an additional $1 for the Megaplier .
In total, there were 808,822 winning tickets at all prize levels in the December 25 draw.
As there were no winners of the main jackpot prize, some of the money will be added to the next draw on Tuesday, 29 December.
The estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s draw is now $376 million, with a cash option of $287.4 million.
If someone manages to win the next jackpot, it will be the 15th largest prize in Mega Millions history, and the fourth largest jackpot in the past two years.
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Previously, the largest prize offered on Christmas Day was in 2018 where the prize available was $321 million. As no one won it, the jackpot was rolled and eventually won on the draw January 1, 2019. No Mega Millions jackpot has ever been won on Christmas.
No one has been able to win the main jackpot since September 15, where the winning ticket for the $120 million draw was was sold in Wisconsin—the first time that someone from the state has managed to win the jackpot.
Arizona also got their first ever jackpot winner in 2020 after someone took the largest prize of the year of $414 million at the draw on June 9.
Two further 2020 jackpots have been won in New Jersey—$202 million on February 11 and $123 million on July 24. A California winner also took home the $22 million prize on July 31.
The main jackpot was the largest ever that could be won on Christmas.
No Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day; Mega Millions drawing will occur
The Louisiana Lottery Corporation announced that there will be no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on Friday, Dec. 25, Christmas Day. The drawing for Mega Millions, a multistate jackpot game, will be conducted as regularly scheduled on that day.
In accordance with Lottery policy, no drawings for Louisiana-based games take place on Christmas Day or Easter Sunday. While Lottery offices are open by appointment only for prize payment, they will be closed in observance of the holidays on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (Dec. 24-25) as well as New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day (Dec. 31 – Jan. 1).
Tickets for the daily games Pick 3 and Pick 4 that are purchased after the draw close on Christmas Eve on Thursday, Dec. 24, will be good for the next regularly scheduled drawing on Saturday, Dec. 26.
Advance plays on Pick 3 and Pick 4 will not be available for Friday, Dec. 25. Also, Dec. 25 will be skipped on any Pick 3 or Pick 4 multidraw tickets, with the number of draws remaining accurately reflected on the ticket.
Lottery ticket purchasers must be at least 21 years of age. For security purposes, players are strongly encouraged to sign the back of their ticket immediately after purchasing. The Lottery also encourages anyone who has a gambling problem or friends and family of anyone with a gambling problem to call toll-free 1-877-770-7867.
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No Louisiana-based drawings on Christmas Day; Mega Millions drawing will occur The Louisiana Lottery Corporation announced that there will be no Pick 3 or Pick 4 drawings on Friday, Dec. 25,