A single player walked away with $425 million Mega Millions jackpot in Tuesday night's drawing

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2019 12:47 AM

The winning ticket for the Mega Millions grand prize of $425 million was sold in . Nobody has yet claimed the prize from Tuesday night's drawing in the multistate lottery. The winning numbers from Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 drawing were 34-44-57-62-70 with Mega Ball number 14 and Megaplier X4. The winner will have the choice of 30 annuity payments with annual payment about $16.35 million for the entire prize amount of $425 million, or the one-time cash payment of $254.6 million before tax withholding. The jackpot winner is encouraged to sign the ticket, place it in a safe place and contact lottery officials as soon as possible. Jackpot winner has the chance to select the cash value of the jackpot while claiming the prize. If the winner does not make choice, the payment option will revert to annuity by default.

Together with the grand prize won on Tuesday, more players took home with large winnings. There were seven lucky tickets matched the first five white ball numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the 2nd prize. The seven second prize winning ticket(s) sold in won a million dollar cash each.

Additional prizes won Tuesday evening included 38 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Other prizes won Tuesday evening included 1086 tickets that matched four lotto numbers and won $500. Other prizes won included 3008 tickets that matched 3 white numbers together with Mega Ball and won $200.

With 9 different prize tiers, there were 4,468,014 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 drawing.

The new Mega Millions drawing, Friday night, will feature a jackpot of $40 million with cash option $23.9 million.

Mega Millions is a consortium of 44 state lotteries. Around 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back for the players through prizes. Around 15% goes to retailer commissions and lottery operation expenses. About 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the participating states. Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. The overall chances of winning any prizes is about 1 to 14. The odds of matching 6 Mega Millions numbers are 1 to 302,575,350. The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot is $40,000,000. Its annuity option is paid in 30 equal annual installments. Winners can choose one-time lump sum cash payout option instead.

Unlike other Mega Millions states, all the 9 prize levels of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, rather than non-jackpot prize having a fixed amount. This causes different prize amounts for equivalent winning tickets sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other 43 Mega Millions states. By way of example, the 2nd 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 259,869 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions prize payout highlights for the Tuesday night's drawing.

  • 4 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $17,403 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 $12,446 payout.
  • 155 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $505 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 $486 payout.
  • 428 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $208 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 Jan 01, 2019 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$01
5 of 5$1,000,0007
4 of 5 + Megaball$10,00038
4 of 5$5001,086
3 of 5 + Megaball$2003,008
3 of 5$1072,721
2 of 5 + Megaball$1064,235
1 of 5 + Megaball$4508,056
Megaball Only$21,312,716


Tue Jan 01, 2019 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$425,000,0000
5 of 5$502,4580
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$17,4034
4 of 5$505155
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$208428
3 of 5$119,642
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$118,499
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$467,551
Mega Ball Only$2173,590


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