Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 11/22/2019: Did Anyone Win the Jackpot on Friday (Last) Night?

The Mega Millions jackpot was $208 million with a cash-value option of $142 million, but did anyone win the Mega Millions last night?

The winning Mega Millions numbers for last (Tuesday) night's draw were 7, 12, 17, 49, 53, and the Mega Ball was 24. The Megaplier was X4.

Nobody won the jackpot, so the estimated jackpot for Tuesday night's draw is $226 million with a cash option of $154.3 million. To win the jackpot a player must match all five balls and the Megaball.

The second-largest prize is $1 million which can be multiplied if a player chooses to play with the Multiplier. Last night, the $1 million prize would have been $3 million if played with the multiplier. To win this prize, a player must match all five balls.

However, 18 people won $10,000 each by matching four balls and the Megaball, and two people played with the multiplier so won $40,000 each. The next prize is $500 which is won by matching four balls, which 485 people did last night. Additionally, 93 people matched four balls and played with the multiplier, so they won $2,000 each.

Mega Millions Winner November 2019
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. The jackpot is now $228 million after nobody won the jackpot on Friday, November 22, 2019. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

How to play Mega Millions?

To play Mega Millions, players must purchase a $2 ticket from a licensed lottery retailer. Players then choose five numbers between 1 and 70 for the white balls and one number between 1 and 25 for the gold Mega Ball. The player can choose their numbers or have the numbers randomly chosen by the lottery terminal.

Players can choose to play Just the Jackpot, which costs $3 and provides the player with two entries to win only the jackpot. Or, for $1 more per play, players can add the Megaplier, which will multiply the prize by either two, three, four, or five times, and doesn't apply to the jackpot.

What are the odds of winning the lottery?

There are nine prize levels, from the jackpot down to $2. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 and the odds of winning $2 are 1 in 37. The overall odds of winning any prize are 1 in 24, no matter how big the jackpot is or how many people play.

What happens when you win the lottery?

The jackpot starts at $40 million and if it is not won, it will be increased by a minimum of $5 million every draw. Jackpot winners can choose to claim their prize as an annuity, which will make up one initial payment followed by 29 annual graduated payments. Or, they can choose to claim the jackpot as a cash option, which is of a lesser value but paid in one lump sum.

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