Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 10/15/2019: Did Anyone Win the $65 Million Jackpot on Tuesday (Last) Night?

The Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night was an estimated $65 million with a cash option of $44.7 million, but did anyone win?

The winning numbers for last night's Mega Millions jackpot were 4, 12, 14, 35, 70, the Mega Ball was 2, and the Megaplier was x2.

Did anyone win Mega Millions last night?

Nobody won the jackpot last night, nor did anybody win the $1 million prize, as nobody matched all five balls. However, nine people matched four balls and the Mega Ball, so they won $10,000. One person of the nine had the Megaplier, so their prize was doubled to $20,000.

Additionally, 214 people matched four balls and won $500. Of the 214, 41 people had the Megaplier and therefore won $1000.

As nobody won the jackpot, the next drawing, on October 18, has an estimated jackpot of $71.1 million with a cash option of $48.8 million.

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Someone playing the Mega Millions lottery. Angela Weiss/Getty

How to play Mega Millions?

Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play. The draws are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

There is one set of white balls numbered 1 through 70, and five of these balls are drawn. Then, one gold Mega Ball from a set numbered 1 through 25 is drawn.

If the numbers of the balls drawn match the numbers on one row of your ticket, you win a prize. There are nine ways to win a prize. Prizes range from $2 to the jackpot, which varies in size. When nobody wins the jackpot, the money is added to the next jackpot.

The overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 24. According to The Washington Post, the odds of winning the jackpot in Mega Millions are 1 in 302,575,350.

What happens when you win the lottery?

How to claim your prize varies on the amount won. Typically, if you win $599 or less, you can claim your prize money from a licensed retailer within the state you purchased your ticket. If you win $600 or more, you can claim your prize from your state's lottery's offices or claim centers. Jackpot winners must claim the prize in person from the headquarters of their state lottery.

Winners can claim the jackpot as a cash lump sum, or they can choose to receive the money as an annuity. The annuity is paid out as one immediate payment, then the winner will receive 29 annual payments, with each payment 5% bigger than the previous one.

Claim periods vary by state, so winners have between 90 days and one year to claim their prize. Winners may not have the option to remain anonymous, as some states require lotteries to publicly identify the winners.

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