Mega Millions winning numbers drawn, jackpot rolls to $418M

Mega Millions

The Mega Millions winning numbers were drawn Tuesday night. Since there was no winner, the estimated jackpot rose to $418 million, with a cash option of $261 million.

Right now, the Mega Millions and Powerball games have a combined jackpot of $858 million.

RELATED: Largest Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots in history

Tuesday night's Mega Millions numbers are:
01-42-47-64-70, Mega Ball: 22, Megaplier: 7

Current jackpot at $418 million; cash option of $261 million
Jackpots start at $40 million
Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:305,575,350
Drawings are at 10 p.m. (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

The next Powerball drawing will be Wednesday night. No winning tickets were sold for Saturday's drawing, which means the jackpot rolled to an estimated $440 million, with a cash option of just over $278 million.

Saturday's Powerball numbers were:

28 - 36 - 41 - 51 - 58 Powerball: 24 Powerplay: 2X

Current jackpot at $440 million; cash option of $278.3 million
Jackpots start at $40 million
Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:292,201,338
Drawings are at 9:59 p.m. (CT) every Wednesday and Saturday

The record Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million - three tickets shared that jackpot on March 30, 2012. Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013.

With slightly better odds than the Powerball game, it's rare that months pass without someone winning a Mega Millions jackpot.

There are several factors for the lack of a winner, including fewer players.

The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball in the Mega Millions game are one in 259 million. For Powerball, it's one in roughly 292 million. Revamps to the country's two big lottery games in recent years decreased the odds of picking all the numbers needed for the top prize, though officials point out it has increased the number of winners who score smaller prizes that range from $1 million to $5 million, depending on the game.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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