Huge Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs Tuesday night

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Saturday, December 29, 2018 12:43 AM

There were no tickets sold with all 5 lotto numbers and the Mega Ball number in the last multi-state Mega Millions game draw, and the projected jackpot for Tuesday's drawing will grow to $415 million, according to lottery officials. The lump-sum cash payout will be $248.8 million. The numbers from Friday, December 28th, 2018 drawing were 09-10-25-37-38 and the Mega Ball was 21, Megaplier was 2. The Mega Millions jackpot has been rolling over for 542 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.One lucky player from Maryland walked away with $189 million jackpot in Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 drawing.

Even though there was no jackpot winner Friday evening, some players still walked away with huge prizes. There were six second prize winners from Friday night's Mega Millions drawing, matching the first 5 numbers but not the Mega Ball number. The six lucky ticket(s) bought in , each won $1,000,000 cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.

Additional prizes won Friday night included 36 tickets that matched four white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. In addition, 861 tickets matched 4 of the 5 lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $500. 2044 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $200.

With nine different prize tiers, there were 2,773,306 winning tickets sold nationwide in the Friday, December 28th, 2018 drawing.

Mega Millions lottery can be played in 43 states and Washington DC. It holds the record highest jackpot of $656 million in United States lottery history. Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to spend 1 extra dollar to buy the Megaplier option, which multiplies the original winnings 2 to 5 times except grand prize. The odds of winning is about 1 to 14. The chances of matching 6 Mega Millions numbers are about 1 in 302 million. The minimum Mega Millions grand prize starts at $40 million. Its annuity option is paid in 30 equal yearly installments. Winners may select one-time lump sum cash payout option instead.

Unlike other Mega Millions states, all the 9 prize tiers of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, rather than non-jackpot prize having a set value. This leads to different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in California when compared to those sold in other 43 states. As an example, the second Mega Millions prizes is a million dollar could pay the winner more than a million dollar due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, California state lottery doesn't offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.

There were 166,017 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the California Mega Millions prize payout highlights for the Friday night's drawing.

  • 1 ticket(s) matched 5 of 5 and won $3,231,865 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 5 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $96,398 to $3,404,526, with an average of $1,206,900 payout.
  • 6 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $7,389 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 $12,363 payout.
  • 124 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $402 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.
  • 281 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $201 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.



Fri Dec 28, 2018 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$00
5 of 5$1,000,0006
4 of 5 + Megaball$10,00036
4 of 5$500861
3 of 5 + Megaball$2002,044
3 of 5$1055,299
2 of 5 + Megaball$1043,215
1 of 5 + Megaball$4330,619
Megaball Only$2779,673


Fri Dec 28, 2018 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$370,000,0000
5 of 5$3,231,8651
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$7,3896
4 of 5$402124
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$201281
3 of 5$97,386
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$105,934
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$445,728
Mega Ball Only$2106,557


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