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Mega Millions winning numbers for May 24 drawing: Jackpot climbs to $489 million

The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday's drawing has climbed to an estimated $489 million after no one won the top prize on Friday.

The winning numbers were drawn around 11 p.m. ET on Friday, and we have the results below.

If a lucky player won the $453 million jackpot on Friday, they could have taken home a $209.8 million lump-sum payment after taxes.

In March, a player in New Jersey won the first Mega Millions jackpot of the year: a whopping $1.13 billion.

Check below for the winning numbers from the Friday, May 24 Mega Millions drawing.

A Mega Millions game is pictured.
A Mega Millions game is pictured.

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Mega Millions winning numbers for 5/24/24

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, May 24 are: 46, 54, 56, 67, 70. Mega Ball: 16.

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Megaplier: 3X

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! Although there were no jackpot winners in Friday's drawing, Tuesday's jackpot has jumped to $489 million. There were two lucky players in California that won $1 million after having all the correct white ball numbers for the Match 5. Another player in Texas won $3 million for the Match 5 + Megaplier.

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

How to play the Mega Millions

In order to buy 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," and 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: Mega Millions winning numbers for 5/24/24 drawing: $453M jackpot