The Mega Millions jackpot for 10/25/2022 was $45 million, and here are the winning numbers from Tuesday night’s drawing.
The numbers drawn Tuesday night were 21, 30, 35, 45 and 66 for the white balls, while the yellow Mega Ball was 21 and the Megaplier was 3x.
Tuesday night’s 10/25/2022 Mega Millions jackpot was worth $45 million, with a cash-value option worth $21.8 million.
The winning numbers last Friday (10/21/22) for the 14.3 million jackpot were: 34-36-43-45-68 with a Mega Ball of 22. The Megaplier was 2x. There was no grand prize winner on Friday, so the jackpot for Tuesday 10/25/22 increases to $45 million, nor were there any tickets sold that matched 5 white balls and the Mega Ball for the game’s second prize of $1 million.
A group of five people picked the numbers on four white balls as well as the Mega Ball, for which each won $10,000, with one of those ticket holders each winning the Megaplier prize of $20,000. The game also saw 160 winners who matched four white balls, each winning $500, with 53 of those ticket holders each winning the Megaplier prize of $1,000. There were 459 winners who matched three white balls as well as the Mega Ball, each winning $200. One hundred thirty of those ticket holders each won the Megaplier prize of $400.
Here are the four Mega Millions jackpots won in 2022:
- 04/15/2022 — $20 million
- 04/12/2022 — $106 million (Minnesota)
- 03/08/2022 — $126 million (New York)
- 01/28/2022 — $421 million
Here are the six Mega Millions jackpots won in 2021:
- 10/22/2021 — $108 million (Arizona)
- 09/21/2021 — $432 million (New York)
- 06/08/2021 — $56 million (Illinois)
- 05/21/2021 — $515 million (Pennsylvania)
- 02/16/2021 — $96 million (New York)
- 01/22/2021 — $1 billion (Michigan)
The previous winning ticket before that was sold in Wisconsin on 09/15/2020 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 five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:
- 09/15/2020 — $119 million (Wisconsin)
- 07/31/2020 — $22 million (California)
- 07/24/2020 — $124 million (New Jersey)
- 06/09/2020 — $410 million (Arizona)
- 02/11/2020 — $202 million (New Jersey)
Other winners—dating back to 2019—were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket sold in Texas
Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery, and it is one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier.
Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70, while one yellow Mega Ball is drawn from balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on your lottery ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. If no one wins the jackpot prize, the money is added to the top prize for the following drawing.
Most states offer a Megaplier option, which costs an additional $1 per play and increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four or five times. Before each Mega Millions drawing on Tuesdays and Fridays, the Megaplier is drawn from a pool of 15 balls. Five of these balls are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X.
The odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. See the Mega Millions website for more information.
Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.