Mega Millions is quickly rising in the total jackpot across the nation. Indeed, 45 states, in addition to Washington D.C., the US Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, all contribute to the rising total.
One lucky winner was able to claim $10,000 to start the year. Three additional players nationwide were able to claim $2,500. The new estimated jackpot can be located below.
As noted above, the largest prize won on Friday’s drawing was $10,000. The lucky player was able to match four white balls and the mega ball.
The most common prize won was the $2 mega ball match. There were 36,104 players able to claim this prize.
The odds of winning the $10,000 prize, four white balls and the mega ball, were one in 931,001. The odds of winning the $2 mega ball match were one in 37.
Whether in person or online, players have the option of choosing five white ball numbers, ranging one to 70, and one single gold mega ball ranging from one to 25. You can also let the machine choose these for you randomly.
For an extra dollar on your ticket, you have the option of adding a multiplier to your winnings. These can range from 2X, 3X, 4X, or 5X the amount won.
After selecting your numbers and paying for your ticket, you can catch the results live from the Michigan Lottery website, the app, or your local news station that covers the lottery.
You can also check your ticket by using the mobile scanner on the app. If purchasing your tickets online, your account will notify you of any winnings.
The overall odds of winning a single prize are one in 24. The current $432 million jackpot prize has odds currently set at one in 302,575,350.
Each ticket will cost you $2 to play. For an additional dollar, you can add on the multiplier option. These can alter the prize amounts won if you choose to purchase this option.
The prizes range from $2 all the way to the current jackpot of $432 million. Simply purchase additional tickets to increase your chances of winning one of those prizes.