Publication date: May 12, 2021, 02: 48 hrs.
Last updated: may 12, 2021, 03: 55 h.
The Mega Millions jackpot exceeds $ 400 million in May for the second time in interstate lottery history.
In last night's drawing, no one matched all five white balls plus the gold Mega Ball. The winning numbers were 7, 8, 20, 36, 39 and the gold Mega Ball 22. The odds of matching all six balls are abysmal at 302, 575, 350.
However, over a million replays won some sort of prize last night, the biggest being 667, 139 tickets that matched the golden bullet to recoup the $2 purchase cost. The odds of that happening are one in 37.
Two tickets matched all five white balls to win 1 million $ each (odds one at 12. 6 million) and 25 tickets matched four white balls and a Mega Ball to win $ 16, 000 each (odds one at 931, 001). Two of the $ 10, 000 tickets rose to $ , 000 for the purchase of a $1 Megaplier supplement, which last night was three.
Mega Millions now estimates that its jackpot for this Friday's drawing is a gigantic $ 430 million. With that number, the jackpot is approaching the top of the 10 biggest Mega Millions jackpots in gaming history. The 10th biggest Mega Millions jackpot was $ 437 million back in 2019 when one winning ticket was sold in New York.
The Mega Millions jackpot hasn't been won since February 16, when a couple in New York grabbed the $ 96 million prize. The only other Mega Millions win in 2021 came on Jan. 22, when a group of Michigan players won $. 05 billion, the second largest win in the game's history.
Mega Millions debuted in May 17, 2002 and one lucky player hit the jackpot in the first drawing for $ 28 million won. Since its inception, the Mega Millions jackpot has been hit 194 times by 219 tickets.
Twenty-one Mega Millions jackpots have been worth 300 million or more. The largest to date occurred in October 2018, when a person from South Carolina won a record 1 $. 537 billion jackpot.
Today, Mega Millions is played in 45, as well as DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The only states that do not participate are Nevada, Utah, Alabama, Alaska, and Hawaii.
The winning tickets found
The two winning tickets last night worth $1 million were sold in Texas and New York.
The New York Mega Millions ticket was sold at KM Newstand in New York City, located at 555 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The licensed lottery vendor is a newsstand in front of a Barnes & Noble bookstore.
In Texas, the winning $1 million coupon was sold at the Timewise grocery store in Sugar Land. The address of the gas station is 18725 University Boulevard southwest of Houston.
Sellers who sell a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $1 million receive a 03, 000 cash bonus. Sellers who sell the grand prize winning ticket receive $ 100, 000.