Mega Millions numbers drawn for estimated $685M jackpot

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FILE – A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Northbrook, Ill., on Jan. 6, 2021. Lottery players will have a chance to ring in the New Year with a $640 million bonus in their bank account as a drawing is held Friday, Dec. 30, 2022 in the Mega Million game. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)

(AP) — The final Mega Millions drawing of 2022 has taken place, but it wasn’t yet clear Friday night whether the estimated $685 million jackpot will roll over to another drawing.

The numbers drawn Friday were: 1, 3, 6, 44, 51 and Mega Ball 7.

Jackpot officials were expected to announce sometime Saturday morning whether there was a winner.

The jackpot has grown so large thanks to long odds of one in 302.6 million that have resulted in 22 straight drawings without a big winner.

The estimated $685 million prize is for a winner who chooses to be paid through an annuity, with annual checks over 29 years. Nearly all winners opt for cash instead, which would result in a smaller amount.

The jackpot is the largest since a $2.04 billion Powerball prize was won Nov. 8 in California. A winner hasn’t been announced for that record-setting payout.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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