Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $316 Million Following No Winner on May 14, 2019
On Tuesday, May 14, the latest Mega Millions jackpot was an estimated $316 million. But was anyone lucky enough to win it?
The lottery numbers were drawn at 11 p.m. EST on Tuesday night. The Mega Millions selected numbers were 11-59-66-67-68, Mega Ball 18, and Megaplier x4, according to the lottery website.
Unfortunately, nobody secured the jackpot last night. One lucky winner from Oregon secured the Match 5 prize of $1 million.
Visit the Mega Millions website to check your numbers.
The next draw takes place on Friday, May 17, at 11 p.m. EST. The estimated jackpot is $339 million with a cash option of $210.5 million. This particular draw marks Mega Millions' 17th birthday.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play, according to the lottery website. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers; five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball).
Players win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, with players picking five numbers from 1 to 70, and a Mega number of 1 to 25, according to The Washington Post. The previous formula had odds of 1 in 258,890,850.
There hasn't been a jackpot winner since March 12 this year. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was a $1.537 billion prize, so the current jackpot has a long way to go before becoming record-breaking.
The Mega Millions draw has been going since May 17, 2002. The first draw resulted in the very first jackpot winner winning $28 million. There was a second jackpot winner just one week later.
Since then, there have been 183 jackpot wins, with 17 jackpots of over $300 million being awarded. According to Mega Millions' website, six jackpots have been won on Friday the 13th.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot won on a single ticket was the $1.537 billion prize.
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