Mega Millions Lottery - Winning Numbers & Results (2024)

Due numbers

Five due numbers

  • 9
  • 16
  • 20
  • 29
  • 35

One dueMega Ballnumber

  • 1

Not due numbers

Five not due numbers

  • 18
  • 19
  • 22
  • 26
  • 66

One not dueMega Ballnumber

  • 16

Prizes and odds

MatchPrizeOdds
5 + Mega BallJackpot1 in 302,575,350
5$1,000,0001 in 12,607,306
4 + Mega Ball$10,0001 in 931,001
4$5001 in 38,792
3 + Mega Ball$2001 in 14,547
3$101 in 606
2 + Mega Ball$101 in 693
1 + Mega Ball$41 in 89
Mega Ball$21 in 37
Overall odds of winning a prize in Mega Millions are 1 in 24.

Megaplier prizes and odds

Game schedule

Draw dayDraw timeSales close
Tuesday11:00 p.m. ETVaries by jurisdiction
Friday11:00 p.m. ETVaries by jurisdiction

10 biggest jackpot wins

Rank Jackpot Numbers Draw DateLocation Winner Info
1st $1.6 Billion
  • 13
  • 19
  • 20
  • 32
  • 33
  • 14 MB
  • Megaplier: x2
Aug 08, 2023 FL Saltines Holdings, LLC
2nd $1.54 Billion
  • 5
  • 28
  • 62
  • 65
  • 70
  • 5 MB
  • Megaplier: x3
Oct 23, 2018 SC Pending
3rd $1.35 Billion
  • 30
  • 43
  • 45
  • 46
  • 61
  • 14 MB
  • Megaplier: x2
Jan 13, 2023 ME LaKoma Island Investments, LLC
4th $1.34 Billion
  • 13
  • 36
  • 45
  • 57
  • 67
  • 14 MB
  • Megaplier: x2
Jul 29, 2022 IL Anonymous partnership
5th $1.13 Billion
  • 7
  • 11
  • 22
  • 29
  • 38
  • 4 MB
  • Megaplier: x2
Mar 26, 2024 NJ Pending
6th $1.05 Billion
  • 4
  • 26
  • 42
  • 50
  • 60
  • 24 MB
  • Megaplier: x2
Jan 22, 2021 MI Wolverine FLL Club, of Oakland County
7th $656 Million
  • 2
  • 4
  • 23
  • 38
  • 46
  • 23 MB
  • Megaplier: x3
Mar 30, 2012 IL, KS, MD • Merle and Patricia Butler (IL)
• Anonymous (KS)
• The Three Amigos (MD)
8th $648 Million
  • 8
  • 14
  • 17
  • 20
  • 39
  • 7 MB
  • Megaplier: x4
Dec 17, 2013 CA, GA • Steve Tran (CA)
• Ira Curry (GA)
9th $552 Million
  • 19
  • 37
  • 40
  • 63
  • 69
  • 17 MB
  • Megaplier: x3
Jun 04, 2024 IL MEGA Millionaire
10th $543 Million
  • 1
  • 2
  • 4
  • 19
  • 29
  • 20 MB
  • Megaplier: x3
Jul 24, 2018 CA 11-member office pool from Santa Clara County

Things to know

  1. Mega Millions is played in 45 states in the U.S. as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  2. It was introduced in 1996 as the Big Game and then relaunched in 2002 as Mega Millions.

  3. California doesn’t offer the Megaplier.

  4. New York and California have had the most winners for Mega Millions.

  5. In some states, Just the Jackpot plays are only available as Quick Picks.

  6. Players can enter the same numbers in multiple draws. The maximum number of consecutive draws varies depending on the jurisdiction.

  7. California is the only state where all prizes are pari-mutuel.

Advanced draws

Mega Millions players have the option of purchasing tickets for draws in advance. However, the maximum number of draws varies by jurisdiction. Here’s a complete list of the participating jurisdictions and their corresponding limits on advance draw purchases for Mega Millions.

StateAdvanced Draws
Arizonaup to 10
Arkansasup to 20
Californiaup to 10
Coloradoup to 26
Connecticutup to 26
Delawareup to 10
District of Columbiaup to 20
Floridaup to 26
Georgiaup to 26
Idahoup to 10
Illinoisup to 25
Indianaup to 10
Iowaup to 10
Kansasup to 15
Kentuckyup to 26
Louisianaup to 20
Maineup to 20
Marylandup to 15
Massachusettsup to 7
Michiganup to 30
Minnesotaup to 14
Mississippiup to 26
Missouriup to 15
Montanaup to 24
Nebraskaup to 24
New Hampshireup to 20
New Jerseyup to 8
New Mexicoup to 20
New Yorkup to 26
North Carolinaup to 26
North Dakotaup to 9
Ohioup to 10
Oklahomaup to 10
Oregonup to 20
Pennsylvaniaup to 26
Rhode Islandup to 26
South Carolinaup to 20
South Dakotaup to 9
Tennesseeup to 10
Texasup to 10
U.S. Virgin IslandsN/A
Vermontup to 20
Virginiaup to 26
Washingtonup to 10
West Virginiaup to 24
Wisconsinup to 8
Wyomingup to 20

History

Mega Millions is a massive U.S. lottery with jackpots that are frequently in the range of hundreds of millions of dollars. Read on for a brief history of this ever-popular game.

1996
The Big Game was launched in Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, and Virginia.
One draw was held every Friday.
The first draw took place in September 1996.
1998
Tuesday was added as a new draw day in February.
1999
New Jersey started selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/50 + 1/36.
The cash payout option was introduced.
2002
The Big Game was renamed Mega Millions.
The first draw took place on May 17.
Ohio, New York, and Washington started selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/52 + 1/52.
2003
Texas started selling tickets.
A new multiplier called the Megaplier was launched only in Texas.
2005
California started selling tickets.
New game matrix: 5/56 + 1/46.
2010
By the end of January, 23 more states started selling tickets.
Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Arizona, Maine, Colorado, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands joined Mega Millions.
2011
Louisiana started selling tickets.
Megaplier became available in some of the participating jurisdictions.
2013
Florida started selling tickets.
New game format: 5/75 + 1/15.
2014
Wyoming started selling tickets.
2017
New game format: 5/70 + 1/25.
The starting jackpot was set at $40 million.
Just the Jackpot feature was added in certain jurisdictions.
2020
Mississippi started selling tickets.
The starting jackpot guaranteed value was removed, and it is now dependent on the ticket sales and interest rates.
The $5 million minimum jackpot increase on rollovers was removed.

FAQs

Pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25, or select Quick Pick. Add the Megaplier option for a chance to multiply any non-jackpot winnings.

The Quick Pick play generates random numbers to use in the draw so that you don’t have to come up with your own.

It’s the sixth number on your ticket, ranging between 1 and 25. Matching it wins you at least $2.

A Megaplier number from 2 to 5 is drawn on the night of every Mega Millions draw. Players who select the Megaplier option have their non-jackpot prizes multiplied by that number. All participating Mega Millions states offer the Megaplier option except for California. The Megaplier costs an additional $1.

Just the Jackpot is a feature that gives players two sets of numbers that are only valid for the jackpot. It's offered in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming. When playing Just the Jackpot, non-jackpot prizes are not available. In some states, the numbers are Quick Pick only.

If you win the jackpot, you can either have it paid as a one-time cash lump sum, or as an annuity with annual payments made over 29 years. To compare the two options, check out our annuity cash converter tool

The cash lump sum is the money immediately available, generated from the sale of Mega Millions tickets. The annuity option invests the cash lump sum in government bonds over 29 years, so it gains interest over time. Use our annuity payment schedule tool view an estimate of these annual payments.

Mega Millions draws take place on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 p.m. ET, 8:00 p.m. PT, 10:00 p.m. CT, and 9:00 p.m. MT.

Draws are held in Atlanta, Georgia, at WSB-TV.

No. Mega Millions is sold by individual state lotteries, so you must redeem your winning ticket in the state in which it was purchased.

Mega Millions is played in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Check the Lottery USA homepage or our Mega Millions page. You can also use our Mega Millions number checker.

All lottery prizes are taxed at the federal level, and most states also tax lottery winnings. Taking a cash lump sum payout can push you into a higher tax bracket. See our tax calculator to find out how much you will owe if you win the jackpot.

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Mega Millions Lottery - Winning Numbers & Results (2024)

FAQs

Did anybody win the Mega Millions last night? ›

There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 57,423 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw.

Does 3 numbers on Mega Millions win anything? ›

Three numbers - $10 again

The odds of getting three correct numbers are a bit better at 606 to 1, but you still take home $10.

What if you have 1 number in the Mega Millions? ›

If you match just the Mega Ball (and don't match any of the five regular numbers), you win a $2 prize and break even on the $2 cost of your Mega Millions ticket. However, If you match one white ball but not the Mega Ball, there is no prize.

What do you win if you get 2 numbers right on Mega Millions? ›

Two numbers will not win you anything in Mega Millions, unless one of the numbers is the Mega Ball.

What is the next drawing for Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions® drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET.

How much do you win if you get the Mega Ball? ›

Matching only the Mega Ball means a $2 win.

What happens if you get 5 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

If you don't hit the big one (that's all five numbers, plus the Mega Ball), don't fret! There are plenty of winners aside from the jackpot. If you get all five numbers but not the Mega Ball, you'll still get $1 million. If you just get the Mega Ball number, you'll get $2, which is getting your money back.

How long does it take for Mega Millions to post winning numbers? ›

Winning numbers are posted shortly after each drawing. Information on the number of winners is posted on Wednesday and Saturday mornings after Mega Millions lottery security has verified winning ticket sales.

What does megaplier 3X mean? ›

Most states offer a Megaplier feature to increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times; it costs an additional $1 per play. Before each Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday and Friday nights, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X.

What are the 6 luckiest numbers for Mega Millions? ›

As for the Mega Ball, only six numbers have been drawn more than 100 times: 1, 3, 9, 10, 15, and 7.

What are the 6 most common winning lottery numbers? ›

The most frequently drawn winning numbers from the main barrel are 17, 7, 11, 2, 3 and 9, while the least frequently drawn are 33, 15, 34, 31, 26 and 1. The most frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 19 and 2, while the least frequently drawn Powerball numbers are 14 and 16.

What numbers hit most often in Mega Millions? ›

For the Mega Ball, there are four numbers that have been drawn three times: 1, 11, 24, and 7.

Is it worth playing the megaplier? ›

Is the Megaplier worth it? The Megaplier doesn't change your odds of winning Mega Millions, so it's important to keep in mind that it won't guarantee you any prizes. However, if you do win a non-jackpot prize, the Megaplier can significantly upgrade that prize.

How many numbers do I need to win a prize in Mega Millions? ›

How many balls do I need to match for Mega Millions prize? You can win $2 for the matching just one - the Mega Ball. Short of the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California). You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

How to win Mega? ›

To play, pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: either five different numbers from 1-70 for the white numbers, and one number from 1-25 for the gold Mega Ball. You win the Mega Millions jackpot by matching your numbers to all six numbers pulled in the drawing.

What do two numbers on Powerball get you? ›

If you match two of the main numbers and the Powerball, you'll win $7. The same is true if you match three of the main numbers. Matching three main numbers and the Powerball or four main numbers, that's a $100 payout. To land a $50,000 prize, you'll have to match four main numbers and the Powerball.

What is the Powerball jackpot? ›

The jackpot is won by matching all five white balls in any order and the red Powerball. Jackpot winners may choose to receive their prize as an annuity, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump-sum payment. Both advertised prize options are prior to federal and jurisdictional taxes.

How does the Mega Millions work? ›

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. To play, pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: either five different numbers from 1-70 for the white numbers, and one number from 1-25 for the gold Mega Ball. You win the Mega Millions jackpot by matching your numbers to all six numbers pulled in the drawing.

What time are mega million results in South Africa today? ›

When and What Time Is The Mega Millions Draw? The MegaMillions is drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 05:00 SAST. *Keeping in mind the time difference from summer to winter times and vice versa.

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