Mega Millions jackpot leaps to $55 million Tuesday night; 2 players won the second prize

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:31 AM

Tuesday's Mega Millions game jackpot is going to be worth $55 million (lump-sum cash payout $33 million), because no player hit all six numbers in Friday night's drawing. The winning numbers from Friday, January 11th, 2019 drawing were 04-05-31-62-69 with Mega Ball 20 and Megaplier 3. No one won the Mega Millions jackpot in the past 546 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.One lucky player from Maryland walked away with $189 million grand prize in Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 drawing.

While there was no grand prize winner Friday evening, Mega Millions had some big winners. There were 2 2nd prize winning tickets from Friday night's drawing, matching the first 5 numbers except the Mega Ball number. The 2 lucky ticket(s) sold in , each won $1,000,000 cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.

Additional prizes won Friday evening included 9 tickets that matched four white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Additional prizes won Friday night included 242 tickets that matched 4 lotto numbers and won $500. 615 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, as well as the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $200.

With 9 prize levels, there were 933,680 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Friday, January 11th, 2019 drawing.

Mega Millions is an U.S. popular lottery game can be played in 44 lottery jurisdictions as a pari-mutuel jackpot game. Roughly 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back for the players in prize winnings. Roughly 15% is used to as retailer commissions and lottery operation expenses. Around 35% total sales is used to support government services, education and charities in the participating lottery states. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to spend 1 extra dollar to purchase the Megaplier, which multiplies the winnings 2 to 5 times except jackpot. The minimum Mega Millions grand prize starts at $40 million. Its annuity option is paid in 30 equal annual payments. Winners may choose one-time lump sum cash payout instead.

Contrary to other Mega Millions states, all the 9 prize tiers of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, rather than non-jackpot prize having a fixed value. This leads to different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other jurisdictons. Such as, the second Mega Millions prizes is a 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 does not have Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.

There were 51,760 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) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $14,617 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $2,470 to $55,452, with an average of $12,551 payout.
  • 30 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $548 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $122 to $1,186, with an average of $489 payout.
  • 80 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $233 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $98 to $273, with an average of $202 payout.



Tue Jan 15, 2019 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$55,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0002
4 of 5 + Megaball$10,0005
4 of 5$500215
3 of 5 + Megaball$200655
3 of 5$1014,744
2 of 5 + Megaball$1013,971
1 of 5 + Megaball$4123,703
Megaball Only$2369,008


Tue Jan 15, 2019 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$55,000,0000
5 of 5$312,7031
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$14,2380
4 of 5$80120
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$23378
3 of 5$111,916
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$101,828
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$415,606
Mega Ball Only$246,548


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