Jennie Key Cincinnati Enquirer Published 12:24 PM EST Dec 31, 2018 The jackpot in the first Mega Millions drawing of 2019 was already big. And it jumped to $425 million on Monday, making the New Year's Day drawing the eighth largest in Mega Millions history. Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Danielle Frizzi-Babb said the jackpot is raised by a consortium that makes the decision whether a jackpot rises before the drawing. The drawing will be at 11 p.m. New Year's Day. The numbers will be broadcast on local news (and posted on Cincinnati.com) or you can check the Mega Millions website. To win the Mega Million jackpot, players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 – or select Easy Pick or Quick Pick. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. An optional Megaplier costs an extra $1 but there's a potential for a big payoff if you don't win the big prize. … [Read more...] about Mega Millions New Year’s Day jackpot starts 2019 at $425 million
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U.S. The latest Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night was worth $284 million with a cash option of $167 million. Those who played the game on Tuesday night for the winning prize waited to see if their numbers would be chosen during the 11 p.m. EST drawing. Was anyone lucky enough to win the Mega Millions prize? The winning numbers announced on Tuesday night were 13-22-32-60-69, Mega Ball 9 and Megaplier 3X, according to the Mega Millions website. No one won the $284 million jackpot, but one person from Louisiana matched all 5 white balls to win one million dollars, according to the Mega Millions website. There were also 22 people who matched 4 white balls and a Mega Ball to win $10,000, according to the website. To view all of last night's winners, click here. Although no one won the $284 million jackpot, the next drawing will be worth much more. The next Mega Millions drawing will take place on Friday at 11 p.m. EST and will be worth $305 million with a cash option of $181.4 … [Read more...] about Mega Millions Numbers, Results for 12/18/18: Did Anyone Win The $284 Million Jackpot Tuesday (Last) Night?
Want to win the Mega Millions $1.6 billion jackpot? First, you need to know how to play. Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery game. Each play costs $2. According to the Mega Millions website, jackpots start at $40 million. To play Mega Millions, you choose six numbers: The first five are different numbers from one to 70 and the sixth is one number from one to 25. There are two ways to play Mega Millions: You can choose your own numbers by filling out a card or play "Quick Pick," where numbers are randomly generated for you. There are nine ways to win in the game. Beyond the jackpot, you can win between $2 and $1 million for matching different amounts of numbers. Overall, players have a one in 24 chance of winning. Odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302,575,350 Players can add a "Megaplier" to their play for $1. According to the Oregon Lottery website, "If you win a cash prize on Mega Millions ($2-$1,000,000) and have added Megaplier (cost of $1), your cash prize will be … [Read more...] about How do you play Mega Millions?
Sarah Brookbank Cincinnati Enquirer Published 9:01 AM EDT Oct 19, 2018 On Saturday morning, someone could wake up a millionaire several times over thanks to the Mega Millions drawing. As of Friday morning, the jackpot was at $970 million, a record high for Mega Millions. Cash option pays $548 million. The drawing will be at 11 p.m. Friday at studios in Atlanta. The numbers will be broadcast on local news (and posted on Cincinnati.com) or you can also check the Mega Millions website. Here's everything you need to know about buying a ticket and getting the chance to be a millionaire: More: Mega Millions 2018: What are the odds of winning the $970 million jackpot More: Mega Millions jackpot hits record high $970 million How much does it cost? Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. Megaplier cost an extra $1 but the payoff could be huge. Megaplier lets players increase non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. So if you win the … [Read more...] about Mega Millions Friday: Where to buy tickets, what is costs, how to pick numbers
U.S. While Friday the 13th is traditionally believed to be a day of misfortune, a drawing for the $340 million Mega Millions jackpot could turn it into the luckiest day of someone’s life. The jackpot climbed to $340 million after there was no winner for Tuesday’s drawing, which was worth $309 million. The winning numbers were 01, 17, 28, 56, and 70 with the gold mega ball number being 14. Although no one won the big prize, two tickets worth $1 million each were sold in Illinois and New York, according to Michigan Live. In order to be eligible for the hundreds of millions of dollars awaiting a home, lottery hopefuls have to purchase a Mega Millions ticket in one of the 44 participating states, Washington, D.C., or the U.S. Virgin Islands. Nevada, Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi and Alabama do not participate in the Mega Millions lottery, according to the website. Each ticket costs $2, and players pick six numbers from two separate pools of eligible numbers. The … [Read more...] about Friday the 13th’s Mega Millions Jackpot Is $340 Million: How to Play the Lottery