Enormous Mega Millions jackpot up for grabs Tuesday night

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Friday, May 22, 2015 11:12 PM

The projected grand prize for Friday night's drawing was $194 million. According to official Mega Millions, no player hit every number and the grand prize jumped to a projected $214 million. The lump-sum cash payout stands at an estimated $130.6 million. The winning numbers from Friday night, May 22nd, 2015 were 03-14-15-25-48 and the Mega Ball was 08, Megaplier was 5. The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for 171 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.The last jackpot was won by a lucky ticket sold in Maryland, matched all six numbers for a $189 million top prize.

While the jackpot was not hit Friday evening, some people still walked away with large winnings. There were two lucky tickets matched all 5 white ball numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the 2nd prize. The two second prize winning ticket(s) bought in Massachusetts(1) and New York(1) won a quarter million dollar cash each.

Other prizes won Friday evening included 70 tickets that matched four white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Additional prizes won Friday night included 810 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers and won $150. Other prizes won included 4055 tickets that matched 3 white numbers together with Mega Ball and won $150.

With nine prize levels, there were 5,434,586 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Friday, May 22nd, 2015 drawing.

Mega Millions can be played in 43 states and D.C. It holds the record highest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. About 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players in prizes. Approximately 15% goes to commission of retailers and lottery operating costs. Around 35% total sales is used to support government services, education and charities in the participating lottery states. Mega Millions drawings are held 2 times a week every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. Mega Millions game uses a 5/75+1/46 system from which winning numbers are chosen. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to pay 1 extra dollar to purchase the Megaplier option, which multiplies the original winnings 2 to 5 times but not jackpot. The overall chances of winning is about 1 to 14. The odds of winning Mega Millions grand prize are about 1 in 258 million. The minimum Mega Millions advertised grand prize starts at $12 million. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal annual installments. Winners can choose one-time lump-sum cash payout instead.

Unlike other Mega Millions states, all the 9 prize tiers of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, instead of non-jackpot prize having a fixed amount. This results in different prize amounts for equivalent winning tickets sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other 43 states. As an example, the 2nd Mega Millions prizes is $250,000 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 does not have Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.

There were 423,153 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions payout highlights for the Friday night's drawing.

  • 7 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $5,785 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $2,363 to $19,388, with an average of $6,266 payout.
  • 119 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $476 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $234 to $805, with an average of $520 payout.
  • 665 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $42 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 $50 payout.



Fri May 22, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$194,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0002
Massachusetts-1
New York-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00070
4 of 5$500810
3 of 5 + Megaball$504,055
3 of 5$555,404
2 of 5 + Megaball$584,881
1 of 5 + Megaball$2666,307
Megaball Only$11,663,552


Fri May 22, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$194,000,0000
5 of 5$2,430,2300
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$5,7857
4 of 5$476119
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$42665
3 of 5$78,803
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$514,051
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$2113,649
Mega Ball Only$1285,859


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