LIVE Mega Millions Jackpot Results on Tuesday, 24.8.21 @ 11 p.m Winning Numbers
Mega Millions® tickets cost $2.00 per play.
Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.
Until further notice, the starting jackpot will vary based on sales and will be announced before each drawing.
24.8.21 @ 11 p.m Winning Numbers
Estimated Jackpot USD 270,000,000
The Mega Millions Prize Table
The Mega Millions online lottery has a total of nine prize tiers ranging from matching the ‘Mega Ball’ to the jackpot by matching six numbers plus the second tier prize of $1 million which is fixed per winner. The table below gives an idea of estimated prize values which of course vary from draw to draw.
Below is an idea of what you can win:
(pool of 70)
(pool of 25)
Secondary Mega Millions prize categories
There are nine prize categories on the Mega Millions online lottery that players can win. The prize tiers range from $2 all the way up to the Mega Millions jackpot which is guaranteed to be $40 million and upwards.
The Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Pay-out Options
Winners of the Mega Millions jackpot have two options to claim their prize by either opting for winnings to be paid out either by the lump sum option or the annuity payout option.
If you opt for the lump sum payout option you get instant access to your winnings but you only receive about 60% of the Mega Millions jackpot.
If you opt for your Mega Millions jackpot payout via the annuity payout option, you will receive your first payment straight away with the balance paid out each year in instalments which can take up to thirty years to receive all of your money. Each annuity payment earns you 4% which will make the last payment the biggest. The payout from the annuity option is calculated from the size of the Mega Millions jackpot prize total.
When you play Mega Millions lottery, there is no cap or limit on rollovers and the Mega Millions jackpot will continue to roll until it has been won. This often allows the Mega Millions lotto jackpot prizes to reach hundreds of millions of dollars in prize money. If more than one person wins the Mega Millions jackpot, the prize money will be split evenly amongst all winners.
What are my chances of winning the Mega Millions Lottery?
Once you buy Mega Millions tickets online, your chance of cashing in on the Mega Millions jackpot is 302,575,350 to 1. There is a much higher chance of winning smaller Mega Millions lotto prizes.
For you to be able to win the Mega Millions jackpot, you need to match the five numbers drawn from the first rotating drum which contains a pool of seventy numbers, then the ‘Mega Ball’ from the second rotating drum which contains twenty-five numbers.
The table below shows your chances of winning other Mega Millions prizes:
Your chances of winning
|1 number + Mega Ball||89 to 1|
|2 numbers + Mega Ball||693 to 1|
|3 numbers||606 to 1|
|3 numbers + Mega Ball||14,547 to 1|
|4 numbers||38,792 to 1|
|4 numbers + Mega Ball||931,001 to 1|
|All 5 numbers||12,607,306 to 1|
|All 5 numbers + Mega Ball||302,575,350 to 1|