Mega Millions Drawing For 08/21/20, Friday Jackpot is $49 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 08/21/20 is $49 million, and the drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET tonight.

For the latest results when they happen Friday night, keep this page bookmarked and refresh it to see if you hold the winning numbers.

Tonight's 08/21/20 jackpot is $49 million, with a cash-value option of $38.9 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers on Tuesday (08/18/20) for the $40 million jackpot were: 04-18-26-27-58 with a Mega Ball of 23. The Megaplier was 4x.

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There was no grand prize winner from Tuesday's drawing, nor were there any tickets sold that matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game's second prize of $1 million.

There were 17 tickets sold nationwide on Tuesday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Three of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $40,000.

Mega Millions Multi-State Lottery
Mega Millions is one of two multi-state lottery games. Here are tickets from multiple states—Louisiana, Florida and Mississippi—bought in February and March. Mega Millions is played on Tuesdays and Fridays. The other multi-state lottery game is Powerball, which is played on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The last grand prize jackpot winner was from a ticket sold in California for the 07/31/20 drawing of $22 million. It was the second-consecutive Friday with a Mega Millions jackpot winner because on 07/24/20, a ticket sold in New Jersey hit a $124 million jackpot. There have only been four Mega Millions jackpot winners this calendar year.

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The previous Mega Millions grand prize winner before that was (06/09/20) for a $410 million jackpot. That winning ticket sold in Arizona was the 10th-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history.

The last grand prize winner before that was Tuesday 02/11/20 for $202 million with a ticket sold in New Jersey.

Other recent winners over the last year were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.

Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Friday night we will post the Mega Millions 08/21/20 drawing payouts and tell if there was a winner and where that winner came from, if so.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning Tickets

  1. $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
  2. $656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
  3. $648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA
  4. $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
  5. $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
  6. $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
  7. $522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
  8. $451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL
  9. $414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD
  10. $410 million 4/09/2020 1-AZ
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