LOTTERY RESULTS: Mega Millions numbers for January 5, 2018 drawing

LOTTERY RESULTS: Mega Millions numbers for January 5, 2018 drawing

The drawing for the Mega Millions jackpot is scheduled for 11 p.m. on Friday. She says higher jackpots mean more ticket sales.

The latest increase to the jackpot would be the fifth largest in Powerball history if someone matched all six numbers Saturday night. It's been more than two months since someone won the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, pushing the prizes to near record levels.

Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. "This has been an exciting run for Mega Millions players and a great way to start off the new year!"

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A winning Mega Millions ticket was drawn Friday night for the $450 million jackpot.

Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.

In 2013, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman was the victor of the largest single jackpot in American lottery history, valued at $590.6 million.

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The Mega Millions jackpot now resets to its starting amount of $40 million ($25 million cash) for the next draw on January 9.

The Powerball jackpot will be held at 10:59 p.m. on Saturday.

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