Lottery officials in Louisiana have issued a preliminary report on Big Wins in Friday's Mega Millions drawing. The top prize in that multi-state lottery game was an estimated $940 million dollars. Based on initial reports from the Louisiana Lottery two tickets sold in the state can lay claim to prizes valued at $10,000.

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Meanwhile, the official Mega Millions site is reporting that no tickets sold across the game's footprint matched the numbers needed to claim that top prize of more than $940 million. This means when Mega Millions draws again on Tuesday the estimated jackpot will be in excess of $1 billion dollars. 

In fact, the estimated top prize on Tuesday will be $1.1 billion. It will be the third time in recent history that the lottery game has offered a single prize of greater than $1 billion dollars. If you missed last night's drawing and want to check your numbers. Here's how it went down on Friday January 6, 2023

If you missed the numbers that were drawn, here they are according the Mega Millions site. 

03   20   46   59   63   Mega Ball 13  Megaplier x3

The Mega Millions site tells us that last night's game made five instant millionaires with tickets sold in Florida, Maryland, New Jersey, and two in New York matching five of the white ball numbers to claim the Match 5 prize of one million dollars each.

Courtesy Louisiana Lottery
Courtesy Louisiana Lottery

In Louisiana players here didn't do so badly in Friday's drawing either.  The Louisiana Lottery website tells that 2,612 tickets sold in The Boot for last night's drawing won a prize of $10 or more. Further investigation revealed that 18 tickets sold in the state carry a prize value of $500 while another seven tickets earned a prize of $1,500.

As we told you at the top of this article the Louisiana Lottery has confirmed that two tickets sold for Friday's drawing are worth $10,000. As of this report in the wee small hours of Saturday the Lottery has not revealed the point of purchase locations for these tickets. That information should be coming later today and we will update this story at that time.

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Meanwhile, your next chance at instant millions comes tonight with the Powerball drawing. That jackpot is an estimated $325 million. There will be two other Louisiana specific drawings tonight you might want to take a look at too. The Lotto jackpot in Louisiana is now $3.3 million and the Easy 5 jackpot is $210,000 both of Easy 5 and Lotto will have drawings tonight along with the Powerball game.

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While it is fun to dream and fantasize about instant millions the reality of playing the lottery is this, most tickets do not win. So, we encourage you to play responsibly and in moderation. If you need help with a gambling addiction or problems brought on by problem gambling, please seek help. You can find that help 24 hours a day at 1-877-770-STOP (7867).  And if you do choose to play these or any other games of chance, good luck.

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