The jackpot for Friday's Mega Millions drawing skyrockets to $370 million

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 12:56 AM

Without a big winner in the last drawing, the Mega Millions multistate lottery game has carried over its grand prize to $370 million for Friday night's drawing. The cash option stands at a projected $254.1 million. No player hit all six winning numbers to win the $345 million jackpot Tuesday. The next Mega Millions game drawing will be at 10:59 PM Friday night. The winning numbers from Tuesday night, May 4th, 2021 were 04-27-32-57-63 with Mega Ball 22 and Megaplier 3. The Mega Millions grand prize has been growing for 787 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.The last jackpot was won by a single ticket sold in Maryland, matched all six numbers for a $189 million top prize.

Even though there was no jackpot winner Tuesday evening, Mega Millions did produce some big winners. There were 4 lucky tickets correctly matched the first five numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the second prize. The 4 second prize winning ticket(s) purchased in won $1,000,000 cash each.

Additional major winners Tuesday evening included 28 tickets that matched four white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $10,000. In addition, 539 tickets matched four of the five lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $500. 1497 tickets matched 3 of the 5 lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $200.

With 9 different prize levels, there were a total of 2,113,668 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 drawing.

Mega Millions is one of the most popular lottery games in the U.S. can be played in 44 lottery jurisdictions as a pari-mutuel jackpot game. Mega Millions drawings are held 2 times a week every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to pay 1 extra dollar to buy the Megaplier option, which multiplies the prizes 2 to 5 times but not grand prize. The chances of winning is about 1 to 14. The chances of matching 6 Mega Millions numbers are 1 to 302,575,350. The minimum Mega Millions grand prize starts at 40 million dollar. The annuity option is paid in 30 equal yearly payments. Winners can select one-time lump-sum cash payout option instead.

In contrast to other Mega Millions participants, all the 9 prize tiers of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, rather than non-jackpot prize having a set amount. This causes different prize amounts for equivalent winning tickets sold in California when compared to those sold in other lotteries. By way of example, the second Mega Millions prizes is $1,000,000 could pay the winner over $1000,000 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 states.

There were 136,836 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions payout highlights for the Tuesday night's drawing.

  • 1 ticket(s) matched 5 of 5 and won $947,704 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 5 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $79,529 to $2,881,341, with an average of $834,429 payout.
  • 2 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Megaball and won $18,072 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Megaball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $2,478 to $48,322, with an average of $14,588 payout.
  • 80 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $508 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $154 to $964, with an average of $503 payout.
  • 224 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Megaball and won $206 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Megaball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $98 to $280, with an average of $200 payout.

To find out if you are among the California top prize winners of Mega Millions Tuesday, May 4th, 2021's drawing, check below lucky stores where these tickets were sold.

  • Detailed Draw Results For California



Tue May 04, 2021 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$345,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0004
4 of 5 + Megaball$10,00028
4 of 5$500539
3 of 5 + Megaball$2001,497
3 of 5$1035,728
2 of 5 + Megaball$1030,388
1 of 5 + Megaball$4239,363
Megaball Only$2583,603


Tue May 04, 2021 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$345,000,0000
5 of 5$947,7041
4 of 5 + Megaball$18,0722
4 of 5$50880
3 of 5 + Megaball$206224
3 of 5$105,406
2 of 5 + Megaball$104,672
1 of 5 + Megaball$436,716
Megaball Only$289,735


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