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Breaking News: Early Details Of Mega Millions® Results In Iowa

Further Details Will Be Available Saturday Morning

DES MOINES, Iowa - Early details show that 108,143 tickets sold in Iowa won prizes in Friday's world-record Mega Millions jackpot drawing, including two tickets that came within one number of having at least a share of the jackpot and won prizes of $10,000. Full details, including the locations where the big-winning tickets were sold, will be available Saturday morning.

Here is an initial look at Friday's drawing and its Iowa results:

  • A total of 108,143 tickets purchased by Iowa Lottery players won prizes ranging from $2 up to $10,000. Each ticket that won a $10,000 prize matched four of the first five numbers drawn and the Mega Ball.
  • The winning numbers in Friday's $640 million Mega Millions jackpot drawing were: 2-4-23-38-46 and Mega Ball 23. The Megaplier was 3. Complete overall results for the drawing were not yet available late Friday, as some lotteries in the game were still processing records to determine their in-state results.
  • Strong sales in Iowa and across the country had pushed Friday's world-record jackpot higher and higher as the week went on. The estimated jackpot amount Friday was $640 million annuity ($462 million cash). That is the largest jackpot ever in any lotto game.
  • Iowa Lottery players bought nearly $4.8 million in Mega Millions tickets for Friday's drawing, including nearly $3.2 million in tickets on Friday alone. During Friday's busiest stretch from about 4-5 p.m., Mega Millions tickets were selling at about $6,000 per minute in Iowa. However, the average Mega Millions purchase on Friday in Iowa remained just $4. Lottery officials were pleased that Iowans enjoyed playing at a fun level. During this time of social media, this event appears to be one that many will talk about for days.
  • The odds of winning the jackpot in Mega Millions are about 1 in 175.7 million because there are about 175.7 million ways you can combine the numbers in the game to make a play. By tracking sales, lottery officials can estimate how many of the possible combinations have been purchased for a particular drawing. About 99 percent of all the possible combinations were purchased in Friday's drawing.