Mega Millions jackpot goes to $76 million; 2 second prize tickets sold

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 01:47 AM

With no winner in the last draw, the Mega Millions lottery grand prize is going to be worth an estimated $76 million (cash value $52.8 million) the next time the multistate lottery is played on Friday. The amount rolled over since no one hit all 5 lotto numbers and the Mega Ball number to win the $69 million jackpot Tuesday night. The winning numbers from Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 drawing were 02, 07, 46, 61, 66 and the Mega Ball was 01, Megaplier was 2. The Mega Millions grand prize has been growing for 301 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.One lucky winner from Maryland won the $189 million jackpot in Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 drawing.

Though the jackpot was not hit Tuesday evening, some players still walked away with large winnings. There were 2 lucky players that matched all 5 lotto numbers and won the 2nd prize. The 2 second prize winning ticket(s) bought in Florida(1) and New York(1) will collect a quarter million dollar cash each.

Also, 19 tickets matched 4 of the 5 lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000. In addition, 222 tickets matched 4 of the 5 lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. 1281 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $150.

With 9 different prize levels, there were 2,254,490 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 drawing.

Mega Millions game can be played in 43 states and D.C. It holds the record largest jackpot of $656 million in North American lottery history. Around 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back towards the players through prize winnings. Roughly 15% is used to as commission of retailers and lottery operating costs. About 35% total sales is used to support government services, education and charities in the member lottery states. To play Mega Millions, select 5 numbers from a set of 75 then pick 1 Mega Ball number from a set of 15. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to spend 1 extra dollar to buy the Megaplier, which multiplies the prizes 2 to 5 times except grand prize. The minimum Mega Millions advertised grand prize starts at 12 million dollar. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly installments. Winners can select one-time lump-sum cash payout option instead.

Contrary to other Mega Millions participants, all the nine prize levels of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, instead of 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 forty three lotteries. Such as, 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, CA state lottery doesn't have Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.

There were 152,296 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions payout highlights for the Tuesday night's drawing.

  • 5 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $3,333 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $1,483 to $27,771, with an average of $7,622 payout.
  • 40 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $583 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $216 to $823, with an average of $534 payout.
  • 205 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $56 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $27 to $64, with an average of $50 payout.



Tue Aug 23, 2016 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$69,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0002
Florida-1
New York-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00019
4 of 5$500222
3 of 5 + Megaball$501,281
3 of 5$519,208
2 of 5 + Megaball$531,060
1 of 5 + Megaball$2264,927
Megaball Only$1685,994


Tue Aug 23, 2016 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$69,000,0000
5 of 5$220,1010
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$3,3335
4 of 5$58340
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$56205
3 of 5$92,915
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$64,738
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$240,117
Mega Ball Only$1104,276


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