A single ticket in California won $61 million Mega Millions jackpot in Friday night's drawing
Updated: Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:45 AM
A single lucky winner in California matched all 6 numbers Friday and walked away with the $61 million grand prize. The winning numbers from Friday, April 28th, 2017 drawing were 06, 13, 18, 20, 31 and the Mega Ball was 13, Megaplier was 4. The winner can take a cash option worth $37.3 million before taxes, or choose to receive 26-year annuity option with annual payment approximately of $2.35 million before taxes. The grand prize winner is encouraged to sign the ticket, put it in a secure place and contact lottery officials as soon as possible. Jackpot winner has the chance to choose 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.
Along with the jackpot awarded on Friday, April 28th, 2017, a lot more people took home with huge pile of cash. There was a sole lucky player that matched all five white ball numbers and won the second prize. The one lucky ticket(s) purchased in Ohio, each won $250,000 cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.
Other prizes won Friday night included 58 tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. In addition, 581 tickets matched 4 of the 5 lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. 2478 tickets matched 3 of the 5 lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $150.
With nine different prize tiers, there were 2,498,210 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Friday, April 28th, 2017 drawing.
The new Mega Millions game top prize is estimated at $15 million for Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017. The cash option stands at $9.1 million.
Mega Millions is an U.S. popular lottery game offered in 44 participating states as a shared jackpot game. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. The chances of winning is about 1 to 14. The chances of matching all six Mega Millions numbers are 1 to 258,890,850. The minimum Mega Millions advertised grand prize is $12,000,000. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly installments. Winners may select one-time lump sum cash payout instead.
In contrast to other Mega Millions states, all the nine prize levels of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a fixed amount. This results in different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in California when compared to those sold in other 43 jurisdictons. For instance, the 2nd Mega Millions prizes is $250,000 could pay the winner over $1000,000 due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, CA state lottery does not offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.
There were 151,320 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) hit the jackpot by matching all 5 of 5 white ball numbers plus Mega Ball number. The jackpot amount is $61 million.
- 6 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $2,515 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 $6,487 payout.
- 75 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $281 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $187 to $883, with an average of $529 payout.
- 307 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $33 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $27 to $63, with an average of $50 payout.
To find if you are one of the California Mega Millions top prize winners in Friday, April 28th, 2017's drawing, check below lucky stores where these tickets were sold.
- Jackpot Ticket
- 27001 Moulton Pkwy #a120
- Laguna Hills Ca 92656
|Fri Apr 28, 2017 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.|
|Numbers Matched||Prizes||# Winners|
|5 of 5 + Megaball||$61,000,000||1|
|5 of 5||$1,000,000||1|
|4 of 5 + Megaball||$5,000||58|
|4 of 5||$500||581|
|3 of 5 + Megaball||$50||2,478|
|3 of 5||$5||30,340|
|2 of 5 + Megaball||$5||44,061|
|1 of 5 + Megaball||$2||305,889|
|Fri Apr 28, 2017 MEGA Millions Payout of California|
|Numbers Matched||Prizes||# Winners|
|5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)||$61,000,000||1|
|5 of 5||$2,598,910||0|
|4 of 5 + Mega Ball||$2,515||6|
|4 of 5||$281||75|
|3 of 5 + Mega Ball||$33||307|
|3 of 5||$6||3,902|
|2 of 5 + Mega Ball||$4||5,990|
|1 of 5 + Mega Ball||$2||41,495|
|Mega Ball Only||$1||99,544|
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