Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $50 million; One second prize ticket sold

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Saturday, October 3, 2020 01:36 AM

No player hit all the Mega Millions lottery 5 white ball numbers and the Mega Ball number for Friday, October 2nd, 2020 (that includes you) and the $41 million jackpot will continue to grow bigger. No worries. That just gives us all a chance to win an even bigger Mega Millions lottery prize when the upcoming drawing happens on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020. By then the estimated jackpot will build to $50 million. The cash option will be a projected $39.3 million. The numbers from Friday night, October 2nd, 2020 were 09, 38, 47, 49, 68 with Mega Ball number 25 and Megaplier 2. No one won the Mega Millions grand prize in the past 726 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.The last jackpot was won by a single ticket sold in Maryland, matched all six numbers for a $189 million top prize.

Although there was no grand prize winner Friday evening, Mega Millions had some big winners. There was a single lucky winner matched the first five lotto numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the second prize. The one lucky ticket(s) purchased in , each won one million dollar cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.

In addition, 6 tickets matched 4 of the 5 lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000. Additional prizes won Friday evening included 239 tickets that matched 4 white numbers and won $500. There were 531 tickets that matched three white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and also won $200.

With nine prize tiers, there were 853,420 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Friday, October 2nd, 2020 drawing.

Mega Millions can be played in 43 states and D.C. It holds the record largest jackpot of $656 million in United States lottery history. Approximately 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players through prize winnings. About 15% goes to commission of retailers and lottery operation expenses. Around 35% total sales is used to support government services, education and charities in the member lottery states. Mega Millions uses a 5/70+1/25 system to randomly pick winning numbers. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to spend 1 extra dollar to buy the Megaplier, which multiplies the original prizes 2 to 5 times but not grand prize. The odds of winning any prizes is about 1 to 14. The chances of winning Mega Millions grand prize are 1 to 302,575,350. The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot starts at $40 million. Its annuity option is paid in 30 equal annual payments. Winners can choose one time lump sum cash payout option instead.

Unlike other Mega Millions participants, all the 9 prize tiers of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, rather than non-jackpot prize having a set amount. This leads to different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other 43 states. Such as, the 2nd Mega Millions prizes is $1,000,000 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 participants.

Below is a list of lucky stores sold the top prize tickets of California Mega Millions Friday, October 2nd, 2020's drawing:

  • Detailed Draw Results For California



Fri Oct 02, 2020 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$41,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0001
4 of 5 + Megaball$10,0006
4 of 5$500239
3 of 5 + Megaball$200531
3 of 5$1013,545
2 of 5 + Megaball$1011,591
1 of 5 + Megaball$493,727
Megaball Only$2234,102


Fri Oct 02, 2020 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$41,000,0000
5 of 5$1,804,6320
4 of 5 + Megaball$12,4900
4 of 5$41334
3 of 5 + Megaball$28057
3 of 5$101,800
2 of 5 + Megaball$101,534
1 of 5 + Megaball$412,077
Megaball Only$230,169


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