Friday's Mega Millions jackpot builds to $348 million; Two tickets matched the first 5 numbers

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Wednesday, December 26, 2018 12:54 AM

The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions drawing moved to $348 million for the Friday drawing. The cash value will be a projected $210.2 million. None of the tickets sold for Tuesday's $321 million drawing matched six winning numbers. The numbers from Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 drawing were 02-08-42-43-50 and the Mega Ball was 06, Megaplier was 3.

Though the jackpot was not awarded Tuesday evening, some players still walked away with huge pile of cash. There were two tickets that matched all five white ball numbers and won the second prize. The two second prize winning ticket(s) bought in will collect $1,000,000 cash each.

Additional prizes won Tuesday evening included 22 tickets that matched 4 white numbers together with Mega Ball and won $10,000. Other prizes won Tuesday night included 663 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers and won $500. 1849 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $200.

With 9 prize tiers, there were 2,279,292 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Tuesday, December 25th, 2018 drawing.

Mega Millions lottery is played in 43 states and Washington DC. It holds the record biggest jackpot of $656 million in U.S. lottery history. Around 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players in prize winnings. Around 15% goes to commission of retailers and lottery operating costs. Approximately 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the member lottery states. Mega Millions drawings are held 2 times a week every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. Mega Millions game uses a 5/70+1/25 matrix from which winning numbers are chosen. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to pay $1 extra to buy the Megaplier, which multiplies the winnings 2 to 5 times but not jackpot. The overall chances of winning any prizes is about 1 to 14. The chances of winning Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 302 million. The minimum Mega Millions grand prize is $40,000,000. The annuity option is paid in 30 equal yearly installments. Winners may select one-time lump-sum cash payout option instead.

Compared with other Mega Millions states, all the 9 prize levels of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, instead of non-jackpot prize having a fixed value. This leads to different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in California when compared to those sold in other forty three lotteries. Such as, the second Mega Millions prizes is a million dollar could pay the winner over $1000,000 due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, California state lottery does not offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.

There were 159,881 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the California Mega Millions prize payout highlights for the Tuesday night's drawing.

  • 3 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $13,602 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $2,470 to $55,452, with an average of $12,575 payout.
  • 90 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $510 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $122 to $1,186, with an average of $485 payout.
  • 284 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $183 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $98 to $273, with an average of $201 payout.



Tue Dec 25, 2018 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$00
5 of 5$1,000,0002
4 of 5 + Megaball$10,00022
4 of 5$500663
3 of 5 + Megaball$2001,849
3 of 5$1043,109
2 of 5 + Megaball$1039,293
1 of 5 + Megaball$43
Megaball Only$2741,267


Tue Dec 25, 2018 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$321,000,0000
5 of 5$2,911,8570
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$13,6023
4 of 5$51090
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$183284
3 of 5$106,209
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$95,603
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$443,731
Mega Ball Only$2103,961


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