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Find below Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2022 drawings:
Worth of the jackpot for the drawings was estimated $ 277 million and cash option of $ 147.5 million. Mega Millions jackpot was last won by a Illinois player on July 29 who won an amount of $1.337 million. In United States, it was the third highest jackpot won by anyone. A new law has been signed by Gov. Phil Murphy to keep the winners for lottery anonymous.
How to play Mega Millions?
Mega Millions drawings are conducted two times in a week, Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Mega Millions ticket costs $2 each and Megapliers can also be added which costs $1 each. However, adding a Megaplier will increase the probable prize till five times of initial prize, except the jackpot. After buying tickets for white balls, players choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and for Megaball, one number from 1 to 25.
Prizes vary from $2 to $1 million depending upon the matching of all the six balls. After each drawings, payouts can be checked on the official website of Mega Millions. Non-residents of U.S. can also buy the tickets and play the jackpot.
From where i can buy the tickets?
Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold by many gas stations, convenience stores and grocery shops. Many U.S. states allow only online purchase of tickets. More details can be collected from state lottery and beware of scam sites.In order to participate in the drawings of Tuesday and Friday, tickets must be purchased before 10:45 p.m. in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Others states have variable deadlines to buy the tickets. Make sure you don’t miss it, enquire your local lottery.
In which states I can play Mega Millions?
Mega Millions jackpot can be played in 45 states, also in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Apart from this, Mega Millions is not offered in Alaska, Nevada, Alabama, Utah and Hawaii.
What is my chances of winning Mega Millions?
Chances of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is very thin, if we talk in numbers, then 303,587,401 in 1. At the same time, chances of matching all the five white balls in numbers are 12,700,380 in 1. However, playing Mega Millions jackpot is thrilling, but you may end up in spending a lot before winning the jackpot.
What does cash option mean in Mega Millions Jackpot?
Cash option is a form of payout in the lottery system of United States.All the lotteries which are held in U.S., offers two types of payout:
Annuity: In this payout system, an immediate payment is paid to the winner and rest 29 payments are paid annually with an increment of 5% every year.
Cash Option: A lump sum amount is paid in a one go which is lower than the advertised jackpot
Top 10 jackpots won in Mega Millions
- October 23, 2018: $1.537 billion, in South Carolina
- July 29, 2022: $1.337 billion, in Illinois
- January 22, 2021: $1.050 billion, in Michigan
- March 30, 2012: $656 million, won by three winners in Maryland, Kansas and Illinois
- December 17, 2013: $648 million, won by two winners in Georgia and California
- July 24, 2018: $543 million, in California
- July 8, 2016: $536 million, in Indiana
- March 30, 2018: $533 million, in New Jersey
- June 7, 2019: $522 million, in California
- May 21, 2021: $515 million, in Pennsylvania