Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 11/12/2019: Did Anyone Win the Jackpot on Tuesday Night?

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions draw last night (Tuesday, November 12), were 19, 30, 44, 56, and 65, and the Mega Ball was 24. The megaplier was X2.

The jackpot was an estimated $163 million with a cash option of $108 million, but did anyone win the Mega Millions?

Nobody won the jackpot as nobody matched all five balls and the Mega Ball. Nobody won the $1 million prize either, which would have been $2 million with the megaplier X2 in play, as nobody matched all five balls.

Twenty people matched four balls and the Mega Ball, however, so won $10,000. One person matched four balls and the Mega Ball, and used the megaplier, and thus won $20,000. The prize for matching four balls is $500, which 302 did. This prize is doubled with the megaplier so 55 people won $1,000. There are nine prizes to win in the Mega Millions from the jackpot down to $2.

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A player filling out their Mega Million lottery ticket. Angela Weiss/Getty

How much is the Mega Millions Jackpot?

As nobody won the jackpot, the Mega Millions jackpot for the next drawing, which will take place on Friday, November 15, is estimated to be $178 million with a cash option of $117.9 million. When a player wins the jackpot, they can either claim the jackpot prize as an annuity or a cash lump sum.

If the prize is claimed as an annuity, the player will receive one lump sum followed by 29 annual graduated payments which increase by 5 percent each year. After 30 years, the player will have received the total jackpot. If the player chooses to take the jackpot as a cash prize, they will receive one lump sum of a lesser value of the main jackpot prize. For example, in the next drawing, the cash lump sum would be $117 million compared to the $178 million which could be claimed as an annuity.

How to play Mega Millions?

To take part in the Mega Millions lottery, players must purchase a ticket for $2 from a licensed lottery retailer. Players must choose five numbers between one and 70 for the white balls, and one number between one and 25 for the Mega Ball. Players can choose their numbers or let the lottery terminal choose them randomly.

In some states, players can play Just the Jackpot. This ticket costs $3 and players will receive two entries to win the jackpot only. Players can choose whether they want to play with the megaplier, which costs an additional $1 per play. The megaplier will either be X2, X3, X4, or X5 and is randomly chosen right before the draw. This means that if the megaplier is X5, and a player who purchased the megaplier with their ticket matched five balls, instead of winning $1 million, they would win $5 million.

Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday. The next drawing will take place on Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

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