Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 9/18/20: Did Anyone Win the $20 Million?

The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday was estimated to be $20 million, with a cash value of $15.9 million. Here is a breakdown of the winners of last night's draw.

The winning numbers were 26, 29, 41, 52 and 64 with the Mega Ball 11 and the Megaplier 3x, according to the Mega Millions website.

Nobody purchased a ticket that successfully matched all white numbers and the gold Mega Ball, meaning that the jackpot will roll over to the next drawing on Tuesday.

Also, no one matched five numbers for the second biggest prize on offer of $1 million.

However there were five winners of the $10,000 prize after correctly choosing four of the white balls and the gold Mega Ball. Two of those winners tripled their winnings to $30,000 because they also purchased the additional 3x Megaplier.

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Mega Millions lottery tickets sit inside a convenience store in Lower Manhattan, October 23, 2018 in New York City. Up for grabs in the draw for Friday September 18, 2020 was $20 million. Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Some 184 players won $500 by matching four numbers and, of those winners, 34 won $1,500 using the Megaplier. Additionally, 578 people won $200 by matching three numbers and the Mega Ball, and 119 of them tripled their prize to $600 using the Megaplier. In total, around 413,000 tickets won at least $2 last night.

The $119 million jackpot with a cash value of $94.6 million was won on Tuesday by a ticket holder in Wisconsin, which set the prize back to $20 million for last night's draw.

With last night's jackpot not being won, it now increases in size to $22 million, with a cash option of roughly $17.4 million, for the next drawing at 11pm E.T. on September 22.

How does Mega Millions work?

One of the most popular multi-states lotteries in the country, Mega Millions first launched on August 31, 1996 as "The Big Game." Tickets are sold in 45 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The five states not to sell lottery tickets are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at WSB-TV in Atlanta by host John Crow.

Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70, with one gold Mega Ball drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. With nine different ways to win a prize, your chances of winning at least $2 are 1 in 24, according to the Mega Millions website.

If you are a lucky winner, you will have between 90 days and one year to redeem your ticket, depending on local rules and regulations. All jackpot winners are entitled to either a cash option or an annuity option of an initial payout followed by 29 annual payments that are each five percent larger than the previous ones. All prizes are subject to income taxes.

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