Nobody hit the jackpot. Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $71 million
Updated: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 01:37 AM
Tuesday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing has yielded no jackpot winner for the $63 million grand prize. With no player matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball number in Mega Millions , Friday night's drawing will be worth a projected $71 million for a single winner. The lump-sum cash payout will be an estimated $45.7 million. The numbers drawn Tuesday night, February 2nd, 2016 were 07, 13, 25, 51, 70 and the Mega Ball was 09, Megaplier was 4.
Although there was no grand prize winner Tuesday evening, some players still walked away with huge prizes. 18 3rd prize winning tickets were sold across the U.S.. These included 18 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $10,000.
In addition, 329 tickets matched four of the five lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. There were 1803 tickets that matched 3 white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and also won $150.
With nine prize tiers, there were a total of 2,571,732 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016 drawing.
Mega Millions is one of the most popular lottery games in the U.S. sold in 44 participating states as a shared jackpot game. It holds the record biggest jackpot in United States lottery history. About 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players in prize winnings. About 15% goes to commission of retailers and lottery operation expenses. About 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the participating lottery states. Mega Millions drawings occur 2 times a week every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Mega Millions lottery uses a 5/75 (white balls) + 1/46 (Mega Balls) matrix from which winning numbers are chosen. The odds of winning any prizes is about 1 to 14. The chances of matching 6 Mega Millions numbers are 1 to 258,890,850. The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot starts at $12 million. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly payments. Winners can choose one lump-sum cash payout instead.
Compared with other Mega Millions participants, all the 9 prize levels of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a set amount. This causes different prize amounts for equivalent winning tickets sold in California when compared to those sold in other jurisdictons. One example is, the second Mega Millions prizes is a quarter million dollar could pay the winner more than a million dollar due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, California state lottery doesn't offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.
There were 186,866 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.
- 3 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $5,938 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $1,846 to $24,066, with an average of $7,396 payout.
- 48 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $519 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $181 to $976, with an average of $521 payout.
- 262 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $46 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $26 to $68, with an average of $50 payout.
|Tue Feb 02, 2016 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.|
|Numbers Matched||Prizes||# Winners|
|5 of 5 + Megaball||$63,000,000||0|
|5 of 5||$1,000,000||0|
|4 of 5 + Megaball||$5,000||18|
|4 of 5||$500||329|
|3 of 5 + Megaball||$50||1,803|
|3 of 5||$5||23,926|
|2 of 5 + Megaball||$5||38,159|
|1 of 5 + Megaball||$2||307,873|
|Tue Feb 02, 2016 MEGA Millions Payout of California|
|Numbers Matched||Prizes||# Winners|
|5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)||$63,000,000||0|
|5 of 5||$1,993,915||0|
|4 of 5 + Mega Ball||$5,938||3|
|4 of 5||$519||48|
|3 of 5 + Mega Ball||$46||262|
|3 of 5||$7||3,595|
|2 of 5 + Mega Ball||$5||6,107|
|1 of 5 + Mega Ball||$2||50,025|
|Mega Ball Only||$1||126,826|
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