Mega Millions Numbers For 09/20/19: Friday Jackpot is $211 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 09/20/19 climbed to $211 million, and here are the numbers from Friday night.

  • First five: 23-24-42-48-53
  • Mega Ball: 22
  • Megaplier; 2x

Tonight's 09/20/19 jackpot was estimated at $211 million, with a cash-value option of $143.3 million. The total jackpot could have increased depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The numbers on Tuesday (09/17/19) were: 12-15-30-50-65 with a Mega Ball of 01. The Megaplier was 4x. There was no grand prize winner Tuesday, but there was a ticket sold in Florida that matched all five of the first five white balls for the second prize of $1 million. Had the Megaplier been purchased for an extra $1, the second prize would have been worth $4 million.

There were 18 tickets nationwide that matched four of the five white balls plus the gold Mega Ball for the third prize of $10,000. Only one of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which gave them third-prize winnings of $40,000.

Mega Millions Ticket
A Mega Millions ticket from Texas in July 2019. Photo by Scott McDonald/Newsweek

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 $40 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 $40 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website.

The most recent Mega Millions winning jackpot ticket for the 07/23/19 $168 million was sold at Brookside Market & Deli in Exeter, NH. This is New Hampshire's first winning jackpot ticket for Mega Millions. The cash-value option for that ticket was $101.9 million.

The previous jackpot winner of $522 million was sold June 7, 2019, in San Diego, California, at Sorrento Deli Mart. The winner has not yet filled out claim forms with the California Lottery, according to the Mega Millions website. Sorrento Deli Mart will collect a retailer bonus of $1 million for selling the winning ticket. That $1 million is from the California Lottery, and is not subtracted from the winner's grand prize.

Winners in California have 180 days from the date of the drawing to redeem their ticket to claim their winnings.

Friday night we will post the Mega Millions 09/20/19 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

$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC

$656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD

$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, 1-GA

$543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA

$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN

$533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ

$522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA

$451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL

$414 million 3/18/2014 2-FL, 1-MD

$393 million 8/11/2017 1-IL