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Updated: Saturday, August 27th, 2016 12:02 AM

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Find below a list containing the latest 10 California(CA) MEGA Millions drawing results. The results are shown by draw date and in descending order with the latest MEGA Millions winning numbers shown first. In case you want to learn more about past results, you can look up Search Past California(CA) MEGA Millions results, and California(CA) MEGA Millions winning numbers calendar.
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#Draw DateWinning NumbersMega BallMegaplier
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsFri Aug 26, 2016
megaplier 2
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsTue Aug 23, 2016
megaplier 2
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsFri Aug 19, 2016
megaplier 5
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsTue Aug 16, 2016
megaplier 5
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsFri Aug 12, 2016
megaplier 4
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsTue Aug 09, 2016
megaplier 5
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsFri Aug 05, 2016
megaplier 4
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsTue Aug 02, 2016
megaplier 5
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsFri Jul 29, 2016
megaplier 5
MEGA Millions	drawing	resultsTue Jul 26, 2016
megaplier 3
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 California MEGA Millions News and Payout for Friday, August 26th, 2016

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Saturday, August 27, 2016 12:32 AM

The projected jackpot for Friday night's drawing was $76 million. According to Mega Millions, no one matched every number and the jackpot increased to an estimated $84 million. The cash option will be an estimated $58.1 million. The numbers from Friday night, August 26th, 2016 were 10, 11, 31, 41, 44 and the Mega Ball was 14, Megaplier was 2.

Although there was no jackpot winner Friday evening, Mega Millions did produce some big winners. There were three second prize winning tickets from Friday night's drawing, matching the first 5 white ball numbers except the Mega Ball number. The three second prize winning ticket(s) bought in California(1), Maryland(1) and Michigan(1) won a quarter million dollar cash each.

Additional prizes won Friday night included 27 tickets that matched 4 white numbers in addition to the Mega Ball and won $10,000. In addition, 390 tickets matched four of the five lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. Other prizes won included 1618 tickets that matched 3 white numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $150.

With nine ways to win, there were a total of 2,461,016 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Friday, August 26th, 2016 drawing.

Mega Millions game is played in 43 states and Washington DC. It holds the record largest jackpot of $656 million in U.S. lottery history. On average, 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players in prize winnings. Around 15% goes to retailer commissions and lottery operating costs. Roughly 35% total sales is used to support government services, education and charities in the participating lottery states. Mega Millions drawings occur 2 times a week every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. Mega Millions uses a 5/75+1/46 system to randomly pick winning numbers. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to pay 1 extra dollar to buy the Megaplier, which multiplies the prizes 2 to 5 times except jackpot. The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot is $12 million. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal annual installments. Winners may select one time lump sum cash payout option instead.

Contrary to other Mega Millions participants, all the nine prize tiers of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, instead of non-jackpot prize having a fixed amount. This leads to different prize amounts for equivalent winning tickets sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other 43 states. As an example, the 2nd Mega Millions prizes is a quarter 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 have Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.

There were 154,623 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 $330,321 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 5 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $94,702 to $3,150,716, with an average of $864,763 payout.
  • 2 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $8,298 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $1,483 to $27,771, with an average of $7,538 payout.
  • 55 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $422 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $216 to $823, with an average of $533 payout.
  • 232 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $49 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $27 to $64, with an average of $50 payout.

Below is a list of lucky stores sold the top prize tickets of California Mega Millions Friday, August 26th, 2016's drawing:

  • 5/5 Ticket
  • Mobil
  • 26996 La Paz Rd
  • Aliso Viejo Ca 92656

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 About California Mega Millions

California Mega Millions - All you need to become a Millionaire is $1 and lady luck smiling on you.

California Mega Millions States
Can you imagine a lottery where 94% of the ticket cost is diverted back to public? That is what California Mega Millions does for all of you.

California Lottery was started in 1985 after lottery was legalised in California in the year 1984. Later California Lottery started participating in the already existing and popular lottery called Mega Millions, thereby giving birth to California Mega Million.

An unbelievable $ 12,000,000 is the jackpot prize. Just imagine what all you can do with this kind of money.

The popular lottery - Mega Millions also called MM is a lottery that is available or played across multiple states in America. The name of the Mega Millions lottery earlier was .The Big Game..

In California Mega Millions, you need to select any 6 numbers from two different groups of numbers. The 1st group of numbers is from 1 to 56 and the 2nd group of numbers is from 1 to 46. If six numbers match, you win the jackpot. In California, prizes are pari-mutuel which means the payouts depends on the quantity of tickets sold and within that, the quantity of tickets have won the games.

You can claim your California Mega Millions prize from 2 modes of payment. One is annual payment where you will be provided in 26 annual payments and the other is cash payment where full amount is paid.

The California Mega Millions draws are conducted 2 days a week on Tuesday and Friday. The draw is at 7.45 pm.

 How to play California Mega Millions?

California Mega Millions How to Play
California Mega Millions can be played in 4 easy steps - Find, Pick, Buy, Play.
  1. Visit your nearest California Mega Millions retailer. There are 20,000 California Mega Millions retail shops.
  2. Once you convey your wish to play the California Mega Millions game, the retailer would give you a play slip.
  3. You need to then pick 5 numbers you consider lucky from 2 groups of numbers. The 1st 4 numbers you need to choose is from 1 to 56 and the 5th numbers you need to choose is from 1 to 46.
  4. You need to choose & mark these numbers on the California Mega Millions pay slip.
  5. In case you are unable to choose the numbers on your own, use the Quick Pick facility where a computer would choose the numbers for you randomly.
  6. Each California Mega Millions play slip contains 5 plays. You need to buy more pay slips to play more games.
  7. There is also a feature in called Advance Play which permits you to bet on the same numbers on successive draws.
  8. In case you are availing Quick Pick, you are permitted up to 10 plays on the same play slip.
  9. While marking on the pay slip, see that you use only black ink or blue ink pens. Other colours are not valid. In case you made mistake, instead of erasing, use the VOID box to make your mark.
  10. Once you have ensured that you have marked your California Mega Millions pay slip correctly, hand it over to the retailer along with $1.You would then be given a ticket. This ticket you receive also acts as a receipt.
    California Mega Millions Ticket
  11. Check the correctness of the ticket you have received for the date, the numbers you have placed bet on, draw details and the amount paid for the ticket.
  12. Once you are convinced that the information available on the California Mega Millions ticket is correct, place your signature on the back side of the ticket.
  13. It is to be noted that a California Mega Millions ticket that is once sold will not, under any circumstance, be cancelled.
  14. The tickets are bar coded. You can check you winning status either by scanning your ticket at the retailer or by visiting the California Mega Millions website.

 More About California Mega Millions

The California Mega Millions draw is usually conducted in the city of Atlanta in Georgia. It is conducted by WSB-TV.

For very large draws, the Mega Millions draw is sometimes conducted in New York City's Times Square.

The first 5 numbers are chosen using white colored balls and the 6th number is called the Mega Ball number. The 2 sets of numbers are drawn using different machines.

Unlike other states, Megaplier, a $2 game, is not offered as a part of California Mega Millions.


The chance of winning a California Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 175,711,536.

The chance of winning any prize is 1 in 40.

There are chances that there is more than one winner in a California Mega Millions draw. In such a case the prize is shared among the winners. However the number of winners, if belonging to the same group, should not be more than 100.

Suppose the winner dies before collecting the prize money, his / her heir can collect the California Mega Millions prize money. There is of course a formal procedure for the same.

The winners should claim or collect their prize within 180 days. If not collected, the prize will be awarded to the state of California and in turn fund schools and colleges.

The prizes of California Mega Millions above $599 are taxable. However there is no state/ or local tax pertaining to California.

It is mind blowing to know that the largest or biggest jackpot ever won in Mega Millions is of prize money $ 656,000,000 which is in 26 annual payments or an equivalent cash amount of $474,000,000. This was in the year 2012.

The 2nd highest jackpot (payable in 26 annual instalments) that was won was $390 million and the 3rd largest is $380 million.


You have to claim the jackpot prize within a year unlike other Mega Millions prizes which give a period of 180 days period. Thereafter you have 60 days to choose either the cash or the 26 annual payments.

In case of prizes other than jackpot, the same needs to be claimed within 180 days.


You need to be at least 18 years old if you need to play California Mega Millions.

Younger people . do not lose heart. You can win or collect the prizes on tickets that have been gifted to you.

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