Friday's Mega Millions jackpot moves to $120 million; One second prize ticket sold

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Tuesday, September 30, 2014 11:12 PM

The Mega Millions game jackpot increased because nobody hit all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball number from Tuesday night's $105 million drawing. The next grand prize climbed to $120 million for Friday night's drawing. The cash value stands at an estimated $70.9 million. The numbers from Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 drawing were 03, 16, 52, 54, 61 with Mega Ball 06 and Megaplier x5. There was no jackpot winning ticket sold in the past 104 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.

Even though the grand prize was not awarded Tuesday evening, Mega Millions did produce some big winners. There was only one ticket that matched all five lotto numbers and won the 2nd prize. The one lucky ticket(s) bought in Washington, each won one quarter million dollar cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.

Additional prizes won Tuesday evening included 26 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Additional prizes won Tuesday evening included 380 tickets that matched four lotto numbers and won $150. 1853 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, as well as the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $150.

With nine prize levels, there were a total of 3,222,938 winning tickets sold nationwide in the Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 drawing.

Mega Millions is a consortium associated with 44 state lotteries. On average, 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players in prizes. Around 15% goes to commission of retailers and lottery operation expenses. Approximately 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the member lottery states. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Mega Millions uses a 5/75 (white balls) + 1/46 (Mega Balls) system from which winning numbers are chosen. The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot starts at $12,000,000. Its annuity option is paid in 26 equal annual payments. Winners can choose one lump-sum cash payout instead.

Not like other Mega Millions participants, all the nine prize levels of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, rather than non-jackpot prize having a fixed amount. This leads to different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other lotteries. By way of example, the 2nd Mega Millions prizes is $250,000 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 offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.

There were 282,797 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.

  • 7 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $4,018 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $2,351 to $38,422, with an average of $7,773 payout.
  • 76 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $518 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $111 to $729, with an average of $500 payout.
  • 372 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $52 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $28 to $206, with an average of $58 payout.



Tue Sep 30, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$105,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0001
Washington-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00026
4 of 5$500380
3 of 5 + Megaball$501,853
3 of 5$526,129
2 of 5 + Megaball$544,094
1 of 5 + Megaball$2380,496
Megaball Only$1994,284


Tue Sep 30, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$105,000,0000
5 of 5$595,5840
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$4,0187
4 of 5$51876
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$52372
3 of 5$85,114
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$68,714
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$274,218
Mega Ball Only$1194,296


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