Did You Win Friday’s $208 Million Mega Millions?

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By admin December 16, 2017 15:15

Did You Win Friday’s $208 Million Mega Millions?

You could exceptionally start the New Year if your Mega Millions ticket matched all the numbers drawn on Friday’s draw. You have won a $208 million. It means you are estimated to collect $130 million as the cash option. But have you checked your ticket? If the answer is not affirmative, you should do it right away. The winning numbers for Friday (Dec. 15, 2017) drawing were 04, 12, 36, 44, 57, and Mega Ball 19. The Megaplier for this draw was 4x. However, it is not clear whether any ticket holder has scooped this huge jackpot or it will get even bigger for Tuesday’s drawing.

To help the players, the Megaplier feature is added to Mega Millions. It costs an additional $1 per play. In this section, five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X from a pool of 15 balls. Here you can check the results and their associated prize values in the following odds for each of the Megaplier numbers.

 

Match 2 (1 in 3) 3 (1 in 2.5) 4 (1 in 5) 5 (1 in 15)
5 + 0 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $4,000,000 $5,000,000
4 + 1 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000
4 + 0 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500
3 + 1 $400 $400 $800 $1,000
3 + 0 $20 $30 $40 $50
2 + 1 $20 $30 $40 $50
1 + 1 $8 $12 $16 $20
0 + 1 $4 $6 $8 $10

 

The Mega Millions game is played in 46 locations, including 44 U.S. States, the District of Columbia, and the U. S. Virgin Islands. The odds of winning the Mega Million jackpot, as per game’s official website, are 1 in 302 million. To win this, a player needs to match all six winning numbers. Here you can find the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots that are won by the players from different states.

 

Rank Amount Date Winning Tickets States With Winning Tickets
1 $656 million Mar. 30, 2012 3 Kansas, Illinois, Maryland
2 $648 million Dec. 17, 2017 2 California, Georgia
3 $536 million Aug. 7, 2016 1 Indiana
4 $414 million Mar. 18, 2014 2 Florida, Maryland
5 $393 million Aug. 11, 2017 1 Illinois
6 $390 million Mar. 6, 2007 2 Georgia, New Jersey
7 $380 million Jan. 4, 2011 2 Idaho, Washington
8 $336 million Aug. 28, 2009 2 California, New York
9 $330 million Aug. 31, 2007 4 Maryland, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia
10 $326 million Nov. 4, 2014 1 New York

 

If you have won the December 15 lottery jackpot, you are likely to get the option to collect your prize as one-time cash or 30 annual payments (one immediate payment and 29 annual payments). Well, most of the winners prefer to receive the prize as one-time, lump-sum payment. In the annuity option, each amount is 5% larger than the previous one. You are suggested to prefer computer-generated numbers. The statistics indicate 75 percent of Powerball winning tickets are computer-generated.

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By admin December 16, 2017 15:15
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