No jackpot ticket sold. Mega Millions jackpot goes to $87 million

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 11:12 PM

Friday's Mega Millions game grand prize increased to $87 million, since no one hit all five white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball number drawn Tuesday night. The cash option for Friday stands at an estimated $51.2 million. Tuesday's $77 million is the total payout - before taxes - if the prize is taken in annual installments. The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night, July 29th, 2014 were 02-08-16-43-74 with Mega Ball 01 and Megaplier X4. Nobody won the Mega Millions grand prize in the past 86 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.One lucky winner from Maryland walked away with $189 million grand prize in Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 drawing.

Even though there was no jackpot winner Tuesday evening, some people still walked away with big money. 19 third prize winning tickets were sold nationwide. These included 19 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $10,000.

Other prizes won Tuesday night included 308 tickets that matched 4 white numbers and won $150. 1344 tickets matched 3 of the 5 lotto numbers, as well as the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $150.

With 9 ways to win, there were a total of 2,205,416 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 drawing.

Mega Millions game can be played in 43 states and D.C. It holds the record biggest jackpot in North American lottery history. On average, 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players through prize winnings. Approximately 15% goes to retailer commissions and lottery operating costs. Around 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 at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. To play, choose 5 numbers from 1 to 56 then pick 1 Mega Ball number from a set of 15. The chances of winning is about 1 to 14. The chances of matching 6 Mega Millions numbers are about 1 in 258 million. The minimum Mega Millions jackpot is $12 million. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly installments. Winners may select one-time lump sum cash payout option instead.

Unlike other Mega Millions participants, all the nine prize tiers 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 the state of California when compared to those sold in other 43 lotteries. One example is, the second 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 doesn't offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.

There were 167,997 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions payout highlights for the Tuesday night's drawing.

  • 4 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $4,525 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 $9,359 payout.
  • 66 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $384 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 $419 payout.
  • 229 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $54 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $33 to $206, with an average of $83 payout.



Tue Jul 29, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$77,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0000
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00019
4 of 5$500308
3 of 5 + Megaball$501,344
3 of 5$522,460
2 of 5 + Megaball$532,353
1 of 5 + Megaball$2261,315
Megaball Only$1667,966


Tue Jul 29, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$77,000,0000
5 of 5$1,026,9500
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$4,5254
4 of 5$38466
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$54229
3 of 5$73,859
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$65,442
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$244,765
Mega Ball Only$1113,632


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