Mega Millions jackpot hits $321 million for Christmas

Posted at 7:17 AM, Dec 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-25 23:14:29-05

(KGTV) - The winning numbers for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing are: 02, 08, 42, 43, 50; Mega Ball: 06.

The jackpot for the drawing is worth $321 million.

For the lucky winner, the cash option will be worth $193.7 million.

According to Mega Millions officials, there have been four Christmas Day drawings since the game began in 2002.

Officials said: “Although the day itself has not yet produced a jackpot winner, seven Mega Millions jackpots have been won in the days before and after Christmas, including the third largest jackpot in the history of the game -- $648 million -- on December 17, 2013.”

It costs $2 to play, though the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302 million.

Looking for a lucky store? Anyone planning to purchase a ticket can find the closest retailers here. "Lucky retailers" qualify as spots that have paid out on average $4,000 per week in winning tickets. You can search by your ZIP code, but spots in the heart of San Diego (92101) are:

Lotto King - 1069 6th Ave.
Quick Stop Market & Wash - 728 4th Ave.
7-Eleven - 1223 Market St.
Albertsons - 655 14th St.
Millers Market - 2985 C St.
Ralphs - 1030 University Ave.
Del Mission Liquor - 135 Washington St.
7-Eleven - 1602 University Ave.
Glenn's Market - 2861 University Ave.
7-Eleven - 3105 Fairmont Ave.