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Mega Millions winning numbers for April 12, with $125 million jackpot at stake

The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing has climbed to $125 million after no one claimed Tuesday's jackpot. Two weeks ago a player in New Jersey won the first Mega Millions jackpot of the year: a whopping $1.13 billion.

The winning numbers were scheduled to be drawn around 11 p.m. ET on Friday, and we'll have the results below as soon as they're available

If a lucky player wins the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, they can choose to walk away with an estimated $57.3 million.

Check below for the winning numbers for Friday, April 12:

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Mega Millions winning numbers for 4/12/24 drawing

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, April 12 were: 1, 12, 14, 18, 66. Mega Ball: 16

Megaplier: 2X

Winning lottery numbers are sponsored by Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network.

Did anyone win Mega Millions?

Mega Millions players, get those tickets ready because the jackpot is climbing again! While there were no jackpot winners in Friday's drawing, Tuesday's drawing has jumped to a jackpot worth an estimated $148 million. Four lucky players in Missouri, New York and Pennsylvania won $1 million after having all the correct white ball numbers in the Match 5. A lucky player in North Carolina won $2 million after having the right numbers in the Match 5 + Megaplier.

To view the list of past winners, visit the Mega Millions website.

What is the Megaplier?

Most states offer the Megaplier feature, which increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four and five times.

It costs an additional $1 per play. Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with "2X," three with "4X" and one with "5X."

How to play the Mega Millions

In order to purchase a ticket, you'll have to visit your local convenience store, gas station or grocery store − and in a handful of states, you can purchase tickets online.

To play, you will need to pick six numbers. Five numbers will be white balls ranging from 1 to 70. The gold Mega Ball is one number between 1 and 25.

If you believe the odds are against you, ask for a "Quick Pick" or an "Easy Pick," the computer will randomly generate the numbers for you.

Players can add the "Megaplier" for $1, which can increase non-grand prize winnings by two, three, four or five times. The Megaplier is drawn before the Mega Millions numbers on Tuesday and Friday.

There are 15 Megapiler balls in all:

  • 2X, five balls

  • 3X, six balls

  • 4X, three balls

  • 5X, one ball

Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states and territories: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Winning numbers for Mega Millions 4/12/24 jackpot worth $125 million