The jackpot grew again, this time with a July 4th rollover, pushing the Mega Millions jackpot to over $400 million. Is Friday night the night of your lucky ticket?
The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday 7 July is now at $427 million, and has a cash option of $220.6 million.
Check back here for Friday’s numbers.
On Tuesday, July 4, the Mega Millions numbers were 21-33-54-61-67 and the Mega Ball was 12. Megaplier was 3x. While none matched the top prize, a ticket in Missouri matched five numbers for $1 million, and a ticket in Indiana matched five plus Megapliers for $3 million.
Friday 30 June the numbers were 13-22-47-51-55 and Mega Ball was 9. Megaplier was 3x. Although no one matched the top prize, one ticket in Texas matched five numbers, for $1 million.
The next chance to win is at 11 p.m. EDT Friday the 7th. June. Tickets start at $2 each. Good luck!
In case you want to play: Playing the Mega Millions drawing in Florida? Here’s what you should know
Mega Millions drawings are held at 11pm EST Tuesdays and Fridays.
Below are some frequently asked questions about Mega Millions, Powerball and lottery odds.
What we know about winners: Lotto jackpots have exceeded $1 billion six times
Top 10 lottery jackpots: Powerball, Mega Millions’ biggest prizes, Who won and where winning tickets were bought
Here’s a snapshot of the latest drawings and how much the jackpot has grown (in such a short time):
- Tuesday, July 4: $400 million
- Friday 30 June: 368 million dollars
- Tuesday, June 27: $343 million
- Friday the 23rd June: 320 million dollars
- Tuesday, June 20: $300 million
- Friday 16 June: 281 million dollars
- Tuesday, June 13: $260 million
- Friday 9 June: 240 million dollars
- Tuesday, June 6: $218 million
- Friday 2 June: 203 million dollars
- Tuesday, May 30: $187 million
- Friday 26 May: 169 million dollars
- Tuesday, May 23: $150 million
- Friday 19 May: 132 million dollars
- Tuesday, May 16: $113 million
- Friday the 12th May: 99 million dollars
- Tuesday, May 9: $83 million
- Friday 5 May: 68 million dollars
- Tuesday, May 2: $52 million
- Friday 28 April: 38 million dollars
- Tuesday, April 25: $26 million
- Friday 21 April: 20 million dollars
How much was the Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Tuesday, July 4?
an estimated premium of $400 million with a $205 million cash option
How much was the Mega Millions lottery jackpot for Friday 30 June?
an estimated premium of $368 million and a cash option of $193.4 million
How much was the Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Tuesday, June 27?
an estimated premium of $343 million and a cash option of $180.3 million
How long has Mega Millions been rolling over?
This Mega Millions jackpot has been rolling over since April 21st. Before that, one ticket bought in New York matched all six numbers to win the $476 million Mega Millions jackpot (the cash option was $253.1 million). A retired handyman named Johnnie Taylor, 71, claimed New York’s biggest Mega Millions prize. He chose to take the $157,288,402 lump sum, news reports show. Taylor won the jackpot on April 14 after purchasing the ticket from Liberty Beer and Convenience in Queens, New York. Additionally, two tickets from that drawing purchased in Illinois and Massachusetts matched five numbers to win $1 million.
While $476 million is a lot of money, the grand prize was not the top 10 lottery jackpots for Mega Millions or Powerball (see below).
What are the odds of winning Mega Millions?
According to the Mega Millions website, you have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of matching all five white balls plus the gold mega ball. Prizes range from $2 (to match the Mega Ball) to the main prize jackpot, which varies.
Powerball drawings are held at 11pm EST Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. According to Powerball.com, players have a 1 in 292.2 million chance of matching all six numbers. Prizes range from $2 to the top prize jackpot, which varies.
Can Florida Lottery Winners Remain Anonymous?
According to the Florida Lottery’s website, winners cannot remain anonymous: “Florida law requires the Florida Lottery to provide records containing information such as winner’s name, city of residence; game won, date won and amount won to any third party that requests the information.”
However, since May 25, 2022, it states that “the names of lottery winners claiming prizes of $250,000 or more will be temporarily exempt from public disclosure for 90 days from the date the prize is claimed, unless otherwise waived by the winner.”
Lottery experts and lawyers have said there are ways to remain anonymous if you win.
Can I buy Florida lottery tickets online?
No. Some states have this option through an app or website, but not the Florida Lottery. Tickets cannot be purchased by post, fax or online. There are more than 13,000 authorized Florida Lottery dealers here, the website states.
I bought a Powerball ticket in another state. Can I deposit my winnings in Florida?
No. Powerball prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased, the Florida Lottery says.
I bought a Mega Millions ticket in another state. Can I deposit my winnings in Florida?
No. Mega Millions prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased, the Florida Lottery says.
When do Florida lottery tickets expire?
Florida Lottery prizes must be claimed within 180 days (six months) of the drawing date. To claim a single payment cash option, a winner has within the first 60 days of the applicable draw date to claim it. The Florida Lottery says that scratch card and Fast Play game prizes “must be claimed within 60 days of the official end date of the game. Once the applicable time period has expired, the related Florida Lottery ticket will expire.”
What happens to the unclaimed prize money?
According to the Florida Lottery, state law requires that 80% of unclaimed prize funds from expired tickets be transferred to the Educational Enhancement Trust Fund. The remaining 20% is returned to the prize pool for future draws.
What happens to unclaimed Powerball prize money?
Should a Powerball ticket not be claimed within 180 days of the drawing date, the Florida Lottery website states, “the funds to pay the unclaimed jackpot will be returned to the lottery members in their share of the jackpot rollover series sales.” According to Powerball’s website, “unclaimed prizes are retained by the lottery jurisdiction. If a grand prize is not claimed, the money must be returned to all lotteries in proportion to their sales for the drawing. The lotteries then distribute the money, based on the laws of their own jurisdiction, to other lottery games or to the general fund of their jurisdiction, or as otherwise required by law.”
What happens to unclaimed Mega Millions prize money?
Should a Mega Millions ticket not be claimed within 180 days of the drawing date, “the funds to pay the unclaimed jackpot will be returned to the lottery members in their share of the jackpot rollover series sales.”
What is the biggest lottery jackpot in US history? Who Claimed the $2.04 Billion Powerball Prize?
The largest ever lottery prize rose to $2.04 billion in November. The jackpot was an estimated $1.9 billion days before the drawing, but ticket sales helped it grow to more than $2 billion, according to updated calculations. A single ticket purchased in California won the grand prize, and the winner was revealed on Valentine’s Day – February 14, 2023. Edwin Castro won the biggest lottery jackpot of all time, and he chose a lump sum of $997.6 million, just shy of $1 billion, according to the California Lottery.
When did lottery jackpots hit $1 billion or more?
As of July 7, 2023, there have been six lottery jackpots that have exceeded $1 billion. Half of the prizes were won (but not necessarily claimed) in January.
- 6. $1.05 billion Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: A single ticket won in Michigan.
- 5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: A single ticket won in Illinois.
- 5. $1.35 billion, January 13, 2023: A single ticket was bought in Maine.
- 3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: A single ticket won in South Carolina.
- 2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three tickets won from California, Florida, Tennessee.
- 1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: A single ticket won in California.
What are the 10 biggest Mega Millions jackpots ever?
According to their website, here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots as of July 4, 2023:
- 10. $522 million – June 7, 2019; California
- 9. $533 million – March 30, 2018; New Jersey
- 8. $536 million – July 8, 2016; Indiana
- 7. $543 million – July 24, 2018; California
- 6. $648 million – December 17, 2013; California and Georgia
- 5. $656 million – March 30, 2012; Illinois, Kansas and Maryland
- 4. $1.05 billion – January 22, 2021; Michigan
- 3. $1.337 billion – July 29, 2022; Illinois
- 2. $1.35 billion – January 13, 2023; Maine
- 1. $1.537 billion – October 23, 2018; South Carolina
What are the 10 biggest Powerball jackpots ever?
Here are the top 10 Powerball jackpots as of July 4, 2023:
- 10. $590.5 million – May 18, 2013; Florida
- 9. $632.6 million – January 5, 2022; California and Wisconsin
- 8. $687.8 million – October 27, 2018; Iowa and New York
- 7. $699.8 million — October 4, 2021; California
- 6. $731.1 million – January 20, 2021; Maryland
- 5. $754.6 million — February 6, 2023; Washington
- 4. $758.7 million – August 23, 2017; Massachusetts
- 3. $768.4 million – March 27, 2019; Wisconsin
- 2. $1.586 billion – January 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee
- 1. $2.04 billion – November 7, 2022; California
What are the 10 biggest lottery jackpots ever?
The following Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots were the 10 largest lottery jackpots in US history, as of July 7, 2023.
- 10. $731.1 Million Powerball Drawing — January 20, 2021; Maryland
- 9. $754.6 Million Powerball Drawing — February 6, 2023; Washington
- 8. $758.7 Million Powerball Drawing — August 23, 2017; Massachusetts
- 7. $768.4 Million Powerball Drawing — March 27, 2019; Wisconsin
- 6. $1.05 billion Mega Millions drawing — January 22, 2021; Michigan
- 5. $1.337 Billion Mega Millions Drawing — July 29, 2022; Illinois
- 4. $1.35 billion Mega Millions drawing — January 13, 2023; Maine
- 3. $1.537 Billion Mega Millions Drawing — October 23, 2018; South Carolina
- 2. $1.586 Billion Powerball Drawing — January 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee
- 1. $2.04 Billion Powerball Drawing – November 7, 2022; California
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