The winning numbers chosen Tuesday in the bi-weekly Mega Millions lotto game were 7-8-20-36-39, with the Mega Ball number 22 and the Megaplier 3x.
The jackpot is estimated at $402 million.
Mega Millions drawing is on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET. The chances of winning the jackpot with a $2 ticket are 1-in-302,575,350.
Last Friday (05/07/21), the $370 million prize-winning numbers were: 05-10-19-21-50 with a Mega Ball of 10. The Megaplier was 4x.
There was no grand reward winner from Friday’s drawing, but vendors offered 2 tickets in Florida that each matched the first 5 white balls and minus the gold Mega Ball for the video game’s second prize of $1 million. Neither of those second-prize tickets purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which would have made their second prizes worth $4 million.
Vendors sold 39 tickets nationwide on Friday that matched 4 of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 3rd reward. Twelve of those bought the Megaplier for an extra $1, making their third-prize winnings worth $40,000.
The last grand prize jackpot winner was from a ticket for $96 million sold in New York on 02/16/2021. The lottery offered the 2nd grand-prize ticket this calendar year after a ticket offered in Michigan on 01/22/21 for $1.05 billion, which was the second-largest prize in Mega Millions history.
Before that, the previous winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin on 09/15/20 for a jackpot worth $119 million. That was only the fifth, and final Mega Millions jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.
Here are the 5 Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:
$ 119 million– September 15 in Wisconsin
$ 22 million– July 31 in California
$ 124 million– July 24 in New Jersey
$ 410 million– June 9 in Arizona
$ 202 million– February 11 in New Jersey
Other winners– going back to 2019– were a $372 million ticket offered in Ohio and a $227 million ticket sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas– a suburban area north of Austin.
Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America’s two most significant lotto prize games. Mega Millions prizes start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and the odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million.
Here are the leading 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:
- $ 1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
- $ 1.05 billion 01/22/2021 1-MI
- $ 656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
- $ 648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA
- $ 543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
- $ 536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
- $ 533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
- $ 522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
- $ 451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL
- $ 414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD
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