Friday's Mega Millions jackpot breaks to $125 million; Two second prize tickets sold

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 11:12 PM

The jackpot for Friday Mega Millions went to $125 million (cash value $80.4 million) after no one hit all 5 white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball number Tuesday night. The winning numbers from Tuesday night, December 16th, 2014 were 41, 58, 68, 72, 73 with Mega Ball number 01 and Megaplier X2.

Though there was no grand prize winner Tuesday evening, Mega Millions did produce some big winners. There were two lucky tickets matched the first 5 numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the 2nd prize. The two second prize winning ticket(s) sold in California(1) and Texas(1) will collect $250,000 cash each.

Additional prizes won Tuesday night included 22 tickets that matched 4 white numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Also, 354 tickets matched four of the five lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. There were 1776 tickets that correctly matched 3 white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and also won $150.

With 9 prize levels, there were 2,999,084 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 drawing.

Mega Millions is one of the most popular lottery games in the U.S. sold in 44 lottery jurisdictions as a shared jackpot game. About 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back to the players in prize winnings. Roughly 15% is used to as commission of retailers and lottery operation expenses. About 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the participating states. The minimum Mega Millions jackpot is $12,000,000. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly payments. Winners may select one-time lump sum cash payout instead.

As opposed to other Mega Millions participants, all the 9 prize tiers of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a set value. This causes different prize amounts for equivalent winners sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other forty three lotteries. One example is, the 2nd 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, CA state lottery doesn't have Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.

There were 246,669 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.

  • 1 ticket(s) matched 5 of 5 and won $174,934 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 5 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $58,076 to $1,962,340, with an average of $647,147 payout.
  • 7 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $3,763 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $2,351 to $25,826, with an average of $6,419 payout.
  • 55 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $670 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $276 to $723, with an average of $527 payout.
  • 315 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $57 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $28 to $67, with an average of $51 payout.

To find if you are one of the California Mega Millions top prize winners in Tuesday, December 16th, 2014's drawing, check below lucky stores where these tickets were sold.

  • 5/5 Ticket
  • 4th St Chevron
  • 147 E Santa Clara St
  • San Jose Ca 95113



Tue Dec 16, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$00
5 of 5$1,000,0002
California-1
Texas-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00022
4 of 5$500354
3 of 5 + Megaball$501,776
3 of 5$524,773
2 of 5 + Megaball$539,807
1 of 5 + Megaball$2339,640
Megaball Only$1991,456


Tue Dec 16, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$113,000,0000
5 of 5$174,9341
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$3,7637
4 of 5$67055
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$57315
3 of 5$94,386
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$77,064
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$260,397
Mega Ball Only$1174,444


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