# Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 8/13/19: Did Anyone Win the \$65 Million Jackpot on Tuesday (Last) Night?

The Mega Millions lottery took place yesterday with an estimated jackpot of \$65 million—but did anyone win the massive prize and, if not, what happens next?

The winning numbers yesterday were: 7, 27, 31, 34, 51 and Mega Ball 5. There were unfortunately no full jackpot winners but thousands of participants won smaller prizes including \$10,000, \$500 and \$200. The next estimated jackpot, which will be drawn on Friday, is now an estimated \$70 million.

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET and only grow larger as the jackpot remains unclaimed. The draws can be watched on YouTube.

As explained on its website: "Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70 and one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date.

"There are nine ways to win a prize, from \$2 to jackpot. If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the jackpot for the next drawing. Overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 24."

In late July, an Oregon man called Martin Oliverson won a massive \$3 million after purchasing a ticket from the Jacksonville Chevron station on North 5th Street.

If Oliverson's ticket had matched the Mega Ball number he would have won the \$45 million jackpot, Mega Millions said in a media release at the time.

A shocked Oliverson told the organization: "I was going to take the lump sum, and figured they would take half of the prize, then take taxes out. My wife had to sit down when we learned that since this isn't the top prize, we get the entire \$3 million. We won double what we thought!"

Last month, a single winning ticket matching all six numbers was sold in New Hampshire. The lucky owner, who was not immediately identified, won a whopping \$168 million. It was the first Mega Millions jackpot-winning ticket sold in New Hampshire, the gambling website said.

In May, Calvin Kim, of Virginia, won \$2 million after buying a ticket in a local deli. He said he had gone to the store to buy his wife a sandwich. During the same draw, Kristopher Chrysanthopoulos, 20, won the \$1 million prize after matching five numbers.

Despite the tales of mega-success, Mega Millions has warned its participants about scammers who are claiming to be linked to the organization in order to steal money from victims.

It warns: "Scams all have one thing in common: They try to trick you into sending money or personal information by claiming that you have won a large lottery prize. They often target older people and have been known to wipe out victims' retirement savings."

Some scammers have previously claimed to be prior Mega Millions winners who are sharing money. Mega Millions has advice on how to stay protected on its website. "If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately," it says. "If you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that's shared with other scammers."