If you played the Mega Millions lottery on Tuesday, you may be the lucky winner of a jackpot worth $305 million.
Are you going to be the lucky winner tonight? Take a look at your numbers and make sure you have your tickets. After a winner claimed the grand prize of $494 million on October 14, the jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery was reset.
The following are the winning numbers from the drawing held on Tuesday:
20-23-37-46-52; Mega Ball: 06; Megaplier: 4X
The prize for the drawing is expected to be approximately $305 million. The monetary option comes to around 157.8 million dollars. If no one is lucky enough to win, the amount of the jackpot will increase for the following drawing.
There is a one in 302,575,350 chance that a player will walk away with the jackpot, as stated on the game’s official website.
Players have the option of selecting six numbers from two distinct pools of numbers (five unique numbers ranging from 1 to 70 and one number ranging from 1 to 25), or they can choose the Easy Pick option. When a player’s numbers match all six of the ones that were drawn, that player takes home the jackpot.
Winners of the jackpot have the option of taking their winnings in a single lump sum or receiving 30 annual instalments, each of which is five percent more than the previous one.
The drawings for Mega Millions take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the game is available in 45 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Each ticket is priced at $2.
In order to get ready for the format change that took place on October 28, 2017, the then-46 members of Mega Millions were given the option of offering a three dollar, two-game play (called “Just the Jackpot”). Because a player who selects this choice is ineligible for any of the other eight prizes, the Megaplier option is not accessible for wagers placed on Just the Jackpot.
Following the switch to the new format, the following lotteries provided players with the option to “Just the Jackpot”: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Massachusetts, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. Since then, Kentucky’s lottery has introduced “Just the Jackpot,” and it’s possible that other lotteries will follow suit. It is currently unknown whether or not a second batch of playslips will be printed for lotteries that begin providing “Just the Jackpot” on or after October 28, 2017, following the implementation of the format change.
Regular Mega Millions plays and “Just the Jackpot” wagers are each printed on their own unique ticket. The majority of Just the Jackpot wagers are generated by the terminals; however, players in Kansas and Texas are able to choose their own numbers when placing JtJ wagers, but players in Wisconsin are required to ask for a terminal-generated ticket.
As of January 2020, there has not been a jackpot winner from a Just the Jackpot stake, and there is also no known count of JtJ wagers that would have won second prize (5+0) with a standard Mega Millions play if the game had been played in the traditional manner.
It operates in a manner analogous to that of Powerball’s Power Play, with the exception that the latter restricts the second-prize multiplier to a value of two times. Mega Millions players in 46 of the game’s 47 jurisdictions have the option of activating a multiplier known as the Megaplier. (Neither Megaplier nor Power Play are available in the state of California because the penal code of that state makes a distinction between a “lottery,” in which the bank cannot be “broken,” and a “banked game,” in which the bank could, in theory, be broken. Only a “lottery” is allowed by the state Lottery Act.) A player has the potential to double any non-jackpot prize by 2, 3, 4, or 5 when they add an additional dollar to the basic Mega Millions game, which costs $3. A random number generator is used to select the winners of the Megaplier game, which is offered by the Texas Lottery (which, before to the cross-sell expansion on January 31, 2010, was the only lottery to offer the Megaplier game) (RNG). There is no consistency in the probabilities associated with any of the Megaplier possibilities.
Bets placed on the Megaplier for drawings that took place between September 12, 2010 and October 18, 2013 and won the second prize (which was then $250,000) were automatically multiplied by four, increasing the reward to $1 million. Although the $1 million second prize becomes $5 million if the Megaplier is 5x, this “promise” was not carried over to the subsequent version of Mega Millions.