California Lottery plays bought millions of tickets Tuesday ahead of the evening’s Mega Millions drawing.
The numbers were: 8, 14, 17, 20, 39 and the mega number was 7.
The California Lottery said earlier Tuesday evening that, Californians bought almost 23,000 Mega Millions tickets every minute during the 4 p.m. hour.
Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot was $636 million.
Lottery officials said that sales started strong Tuesday morning, with 7,345 tickets sold per minute between 6 and 7 a.m.
In the 22,798 tickets sold between 4 and 5 p.m., a reported $3,487,264 was spent.
If no one wins, the jackpot for Friday night’s draw could possibly pass $1 billion.