No Winner Friday; Mega Millions Climbs to $550 Million

Friday the 13th didn’t produce a jackpot winner in the Mega Millions drawing, so the estimated jackpot of $425 million keeps swelling to a new estimate that tops half a billion dollars for Tuesday’s drawing.

The game has now rolled over 21 times without a winner. The numbers drawn Friday are: 19-24-26-27-70, Mega Ball: 12.

The jackpot is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, trailing a $656 million jackpot in March 2012, and it is the fifth-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.

The record $656 million Mega Millions jackpot hit on March 30, 2012, was split among three players in Kansas, Maryland and Illinois. The Kansas winner, from Franklin County, took home $157.9 million (cash option), minus taxes.