A single winner from Missouri took $25 million grand prize from the Mega Millions drawing Friday night

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015 12:45 AM

One of the tickets purchased in Missouri for the Mega Millions lotto Friday night matched all 6 numbers drawn. The player matching all 5 numbers and the Mega Ball won the $25 million grand prize. The numbers from Friday night, July 31st, 2015 were 28, 32, 33, 40, 46 and the Mega Ball was 10, Megaplier was 4. The jackpot winner will now need to determine to either take the 26 equal annual payments with annual payment about $961,538.46 before taxes, or the one time cash option in the amount of $15.3 million before tax withholding. The winning ticket holder is highly suggested to sign the ticket, put it in a secure place and contact lottery officials as soon as possible. Jackpot winner has the opportunity to select 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.

In addition to the jackpot awarded on Friday, July 31st, 2015, Mega Millions generated far more happy winners walked away with huge prizes. There was a sole lucky winner correctly matched all five white ball numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the second prize. The 1 second prize winning ticket(s) sold in Ohio won a quarter million dollar cash each.

Additional major winners Friday evening included 19 tickets that matched four white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Also, 313 tickets matched 4 of the 5 lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. There were 1420 tickets that matched three white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and also won $150.

With 9 different prize levels, there were 2,385,828 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Friday, July 31st, 2015 drawing.

The jackpot of next Mega Millions game drawing goes to an estimated $15 million with the cash option at $9.3 million for Tuesday, August 4th, 2015.

Mega Millions game is played in 43 states and D.C. It holds the record biggest jackpot of $656 million in North American lottery history. Around 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back to the players through prize winnings. About 15% goes to retailer commissions and lottery operating costs. Roughly 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the participating lottery states. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 p.m. Pacific Time. The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot starts at 12 million dollar. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal annual installments. Winners can choose one time lump-sum cash payout option instead.

Compared with other Mega Millions participants, all the 9 prize tiers of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a set amount. This results in different amounts of prize for equivalent winning tickets sold in 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 more than a million dollar due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, CA state lottery doesn't have Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.



Fri Jul 31, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$25,000,0001
Missouri-1
5 of 5$1,000,0001
Ohio-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00019
4 of 5$500313
3 of 5 + Megaball$501,420
3 of 5$519,749
2 of 5 + Megaball$532,934
1 of 5 + Megaball$2275,837
Megaball Only$1730,777


Fri Jul 31, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$25,000,0000
5 of 5$1,609,4080
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$14,6720
4 of 5$48942
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$49206
3 of 5$82,831
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$54,848
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$239,655
Mega Ball Only$1102,613


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