The winning ticket for Friday's drawing of the Mega Millions jackpot, the seventh largest jackpot in the lottery game’s history, was bought in California, according to a press release. The winning numbers were: 17, 19, 27, 40, 68 and the Mega Ball was 2. The $530 million jackpot refers to the annuity option, paid over 29 years. A winner who chooses to take the cash option will receive $345.2 million, before taxes. Three ticket holders — in Arizona, California and Washington — won the lottery's $1 million second prize. It costs $2 to play the game and players must select five numbers from 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball from 1 to 25. The odds of matching all six numbers and winning the jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million. The next drawing will occur Tuesday, June 11 at 11 p.m. EST, and the jackpot will reset to $40 million ($26 million in cash). 10 Things That Are More Likely Than Winning the Lottery Mega Millions is one of two national lottery games. … [Read more...] about Winning Ticket for $530M Mega Millions Jackpot Bought in Calif.
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Feb 13, 12:43 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 02/13/19 AT 12:20 PM The biggest prize in the bi-weekly Mega Millions lottery continues to be elusive. Tuesday night’s drawing came and went, as it always does, and nobody who played managed to correctly guess all six numbers required to take home $173 million.The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 15, 32, 39, 50 and 65, with a gold ball number of 7. There was also a 3X Megaplier in play, providing the opportunity for even bigger winnings if anyone managed to get it.Fortune did not favor Mega Millions players in this week’s early drawing, though. Only one person managed to win the Match 5 prize of $1 million, with the winning ticket being sold in New York. A total of 16 others brought home $10,000, while three people managed to use the Megaplier to get $30,000.The Mega Millions jackpot goes up by at least $5 million every time it goes … [Read more...] about Mega Millions February 12: Winning Numbers For $173 Million Jackpot, Did Anyone Win?
Jan 28, 1:20 PM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 01/28/19 AT 10:53 AM Each week features two number drawings for the Mega Millions lottery, and this week is no different. Tuesday night will see another chance for players to take home a massive sum of money, but only if they can do the nearly-impossible and get all the right numbers.The Mega Millions drawing for Tuesday, Jan. 29, is at 11 p.m. ET. Nobody has claimed a Mega Millions jackpot since Jan. 1, so it has steadily grown each week to increasingly immense sizes. The jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing will be $109 million, with a $65.3 million cash option.In order to win, players need to pick six numbers and hope all six match to get the biggest prize. Tickets are $2 apiece and players can still win money by picking fewer than six matching numbers. For example, a player in New York walked away with $2 million on Friday despite not winning the … [Read more...] about Mega Millions January 29: Drawing Time For $109 Million Jackpot
Jan 02, 11:09 AM EST Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Alex Perry 01/02/19 AT 11:09 AM When nobody won the Mega Millions jackpot last Friday, it presented a rare opportunity for someone to win $437 million on the first day of 2019. The New Year’s Day lottery drawing came and went, and for just the second time in Mega Millions history, someone won the grand prize on Jan. 1.An unnamed winner in New York took home the jackpot from Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. It was the eighth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, according to the lottery. The winning numbers were 34, 44, 57, 62 and 70, with a gold ball numbered 14. An advertisement for the Mega Millions lottery is seen June 23, 2005 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Seven other people drew winning numbers for smaller, but still substantial prizes. Three people in New York, as well as one person each in Texas, … [Read more...] about Winning Numbers For Mega Millions: Results For January 1 And Where The $425 Million Jackpot Ticket Was Sold
SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. -- The winner of a massive $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot has yet to come claim the prize weeks after the drawing, CBS Columbia affiliate WLTX reports. One winning ticket for the jackpot was sold in Simpsonville, South Carolina, in the northwest part of the state. The drawing took place on October 23, and state lottery officials told WLTX there is no word yet on the winner. South Carolina lottery officials previously said the winner has 180 days to claim the prize and that they can stay anonymous. The retailer that sold the ticket gets a $50,000 cut once the prize is claimed. The winning ticket had to match all five white balls in the October 23 drawing as well as the yellow Mega Ball to claim the jackpot. The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. The jackpot had been soaring since July, when a group of office workers in California won $543 million. … [Read more...] about Mega Millions jackpot winner has not claimed $1.5 billion prize weeks after drawing