Check your Mega Millions tickets to see if you’ve won the $162 million jackpot
Is today your lucky day?
The Mega Millions Lottery jackpot is estimated at $162 million with a cash option of $77.4 million for Friday night’s drawing. Mega Millions website.
The jackpot was hit last August 15 when a lottery player won a $39 million jackpot in Florida. It came a week after a lottery player in Florida won a record $1.602 billion jackpot. Both tickets were purchased at a Publix supermarket.
Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is $596 million for Saturday’s drawing with $284.2 million in cash options. Powerball website.
What are the winning Mega Millions numbers for 9/15/23?
The Friday, September 15, 2023 winning numbers for Mega Millions are:
5 – 13 – 29 – 50 – 53 and Megaball 25
Megaplier was 3x
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When is the next Mega Millions drawing?
Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 PM
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How to play Mega Millions?
A ticket costs $2, but you can add a Megaplier for $1, which increases your potential prize amount up to five times the original prize (excluding the jackpot).
Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the mega ball. However, the lottery machine can generate a random quick pick for you. You do not need to be a US citizen or resident of the particular state in which you purchase your ticket.
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How many balls do you need to match for the Mega Millions prize?
You can win $2 just for Mega Ball. Just short of the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except California). you can See all prize amounts on the Mega Millions site here.
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Where can I play Mega Millions?
You can play the game in 45 states and the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. States that do not offer Mega Millions: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.
Many grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow Mega Millions tickets to be purchased online, but Beware of scam websites. Check with your state lottery for more details.
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What is the deadline for purchasing Mega Millions tickets?
The deadline to buy Mega Millions ticket varies by state, so don’t wait until the last minute. The actual drawing can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more. Some third-party lottery apps have a deadline of up to two hours prior to the drawing. For example, a jackpot in New Jersey has a deadline of 9:15 p.m. for the 11 p.m. ET drawing.
Click here to check the deadline for where you live.
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What are my chances of winning the lottery?
Playing Mega Millions can be exciting, but don’t spend those millions before you win.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. The odds of matching all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.
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What is a cash option?
Major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.
Annuity option is paid over time. There is an immediate payment and 29 annual payments thereafter, increasing by 5% each year. The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it pays out in bulk. You don’t have to wait decades for all the money.
Can a jackpot winner be anonymous?
In some states, such as New Jersey, you can win the lottery anonymously. That wasn’t always the case, but now winners can remain anonymous under a law signed by Gov. Bill Murphy. In other states, the winner’s name and hometown are public records. Check with your state lottery for more information.
What are the Top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots?
Here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:
- $1.602 billion, August 8, 2023: Florida
- $1.537 billion, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
- $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine
- $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Illinois
- $1.05 billion, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
- $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
- $648 million, December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
- $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California
- $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana
- $533 million: March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey
What is the biggest US lottery jackpot?
Check out the top jackpots won in the US between the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries:
- $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: California
- $1.602 Billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023: Florida
- $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee
- $1.537 Billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
- $1.348 Billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2022: Won in Maine
- $1.337 Billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Illinois
- $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California
- $1.05 Billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
- $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
- $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts
- $754.6 million, Powerball: February 6, 2023: Won in Washington
- $730 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
- $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: Won in California
- $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York
- $656 Million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three Winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
- $648 Million, Mega Millions, December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
- $632.6 million, Powerball, Jan. 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin
- $596 million, Powerball, September 16, 2023:
- $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida
- $587.5 million, Powerball, November 28, 2012: Two winners in Arizona, Missouri
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