No Mega Millions winner in Tuesday’s drawing; jackpot climbs to $256 million

According to the Mega Millions website, there were no major winners in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, so the jackpot for Friday will reach an estimated $256 million.

The cash option for Friday night’s drawing would be $137.4 million.

The Mega Million numbers extracted for Tuesday, September 13, 2022 were: 14 – 25 – 38 – 59 – 64 and Megaball 21. Megaplayer was 4x.

Although no one won the $231 million jackpot on Tuesday, a ticket sold in New York by matching all five white balls won $1 million.

The jackpot was last won on July 29 when an Illinois lottery player won $1.337 billion – the third largest lottery payout ever in the United States.

Meanwhile, according to the Powerball website, the Powerball jackpot is $206 million with a cash option of $112.4 million.

How do I play Mega Millions?
Mega Millions Drawing is held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 PM. The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add a Megaplayer for $1, which will increase your potential prize money by up to five times the actual prize (excluding the jackpot).

Each player chooses 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 near you can generate a random quick pick for you.

The prize for matching the Mega Ball varies from $2 to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except California) to the jackpot for matching all six balls. You can see all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

You do not need to be a US citizen or a resident of any particular state where you purchase your ticket.

Where can I play Mega Millions?
In addition to 45 states, you can also visit the District of Columbia and the U.S. Can play in Virgin Islands. The states that do not offer Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

Many grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow buying Mega Millions tickets online, but beware of scam websites. See your state’s lottery for more information.

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What is the last date to buy Mega Millions tickets?
In New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, tickets must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays to include in that night’s drawing.

However, some states have different time limits and may be more than an hour away from drawing. Check with your local lottery so you don’t miss out.

What are my chances of winning?
Playing Mega Millions can be exciting, but don’t spend those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1.

The probability of matching all five white balls is 12,607,306-to-1.

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What is meant by cash option?
The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annual and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. 29 Annual payments are followed by immediate payouts, each year increasing by 5%.

The cash option is much lower than the advertised jackpot, but is paid out in a lump sum. You don’t have to wait decades for all the money.

What was the biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever?
Here are the top 10 jackpots since Mega Millions was launched in 1996:

$1.537 billion, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
$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
$522 million: June 7, 2019: Won in California
$515 million: May 21, 2021: Won in Pennsylvania
What was the biggest US lottery jackpot ever?
Between the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries, here’s a look at the top jackpots won in the United States:

$1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee
$1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
$1.337 billion, mega million, July 29, 2022: Illinois
$1.05 billion Mega Million, 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
$730 million, Powerball, January 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, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland;

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