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Mega Millions numbers announced with more than half a billion dollars up for grabs

Posted at 1:26 PM, Mar 30, 2018

More than half a billion dollars was on the table in Friday's Mega Millions lotto drawing.

The winning numbers are 59, 46, 28, 11, 31 and bonus ball 1.

No one has won the jackpot in two months.

This is the fourth time in the game's history that the jackpot has exceeded $500 million. The prize is now worth $521 million, with a cash payout of $317 million before taxes.

The March 27 drawing numbers were 7,25,43,56 and 59 and the Mega Ball was 13. Two tickets in Illinois and New Jersey matched five of the numbers. Those ticket holders won $1 million each.

“Jackpot rolls are always exciting, but surpassing the $500 million mark for only the fourth time is a historic milestone,” Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director and Maryland Lottery gaming director, said in a press release. “Large jackpots like this one capture everyone’s attention, and it would be great to see the roll go on for a while longer. But at the same time, we can’t wait to see someone win.”

The largest Mega Millions jackpot in history was $656 million in March 2012. Three separate winners from Kansas, Maryland and Illinois shared the prize.

The next drawing will be tonight at 11 p.m. ET.