Mega Millions jackpot leaps to $45 million Tuesday, January 8th, 2019; 1 second prize ticket sold

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Saturday, January 5, 2019 01:54 AM

Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot grew to $45 million, since no player matched all five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball number drawn Friday night. The cash value for Tuesday stands at a projected $27.3 million. Friday's $40 million is the total grand prize amount - before taxes - if the prize is taken in annuity. The winning numbers drawn Friday night, January 4th, 2019 were 21-29-35-54-60 and the Mega Ball was 15, Megaplier was 4.

Though there was no grand prize winner Friday evening, some players still walked away with large winnings. There was a sole lucky winner correctly matched the first five numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the 2nd prize. The 1 second prize winning ticket(s) sold in won $1,000,000 cash each.

Additional major winners Friday evening included 8 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Other prizes won Friday evening included 272 tickets that matched 4 lotto numbers and won $500. There were 688 tickets that correctly matched three white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and also won $200.

With 9 different ways to win, there were 1,131,190 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Friday, January 4th, 2019 drawing.

Mega Millions is a consortium of 44 state lotteries. 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 (white balls) + 1/25 (Mega Balls) matrix to randomly pick winning numbers. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to pay $1 extra to buy the Megaplier, which multiplies the original winnings 2 to 5 times but not jackpot. The minimum Mega Millions advertised grand prize is 40 million dollar. The annuity option is paid in 30 equal annual payments. Winners can select one-time lump sum cash payout instead.

Compared with other Mega Millions states, all the nine prize levels of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a fixed amount. This causes different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in California when compared to those sold in other 43 states. One example is, the second Mega Millions prizes is $1,000,000 could pay the winner more than a million dollar due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, CA state lottery doesn't have Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.

There were 56,649 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the California Mega Millions payout highlights for the Friday night's drawing.

  • 1 ticket(s) matched 5 of 5 and won $608,625 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 $1,201,446 payout.
  • 1 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $14,708 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 $12,515 payout.
  • 30 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $551 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.
  • 85 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $221 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 Jan 04, 2019 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$40,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0001
4 of 5 + Megaball$10,0008
4 of 5$500272
3 of 5 + Megaball$200688
3 of 5$1016,274
2 of 5 + Megaball$1015,708
1 of 5 + Megaball$4126,475
Megaball Only$2318,512


Fri Jan 04, 2019 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$40,000,0000
5 of 5$608,6251
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$14,7081
4 of 5$55130
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$22185
3 of 5$111,910
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$101,898
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$414,942
Mega Ball Only$237,782


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