Mega Millions Numbers For 09/01/20, Tuesday Jackpot Was For $78 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 09/01/20 was for $78 million, and here are the numbers from Tuesday night's drawing.

First Five: 15-25-26-38-47
Mega Ball: 22
Megaplier: 4x

Tuesday night's 09/01/20 jackpot was for $78 million, with a cash-value option of $61.1 million. The total jackpot could have increased, depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers on Friday (08/28/20) for the $68 million jackpot were: 03-09-50-53-64 with a Mega Ball of 01. The Megaplier was 3x.

There was no grand prize winner from Friday's drawing, but there was a ticket sold that matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game's second prize. That ticket, sold in the U.S. Virgin islands, would have been worth $1 million. But since they purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, their second prize is worth $3 million.

There were 13 tickets sold nationwide on Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. One of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $30,000.

Mega Millions Tickets
Mega Millions tickets purchased in Texas during September 2019. 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.

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.

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