Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, April 26. Check your tickets for $228M jackpot (2024)

Is today your lucky day?

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot was an estimated $228 millionwith a cash option of $102.5 million for Friday night's drawing, according to the Mega Millions website.

The jackpot was last won on March 26 when a lottery player in New Jersey won $1.128 billion - the fifth largest Mega Millions ever.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $149 million with a cash option of $68.1 million, according to the Powerball website.

What are the 4/26/24 winning Mega Millions numbers?

Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, April 26, 2024:

15 - 23 - 53 - 57 - 61 and Megaball 9

Megaplier was 3x

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When is next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

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How do I play Mega Millions?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot).

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a random Quick Pick for you. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident of a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

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How many balls do I need to match for Mega Millions prize?

You can win $2 for the matching just one - the Mega Ball. Short of the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California). You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

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Where is the Mega Millions available?

You can play the game in45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.The states not offering Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?  

Tickets can be purchased in-person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online throughJackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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What is deadline for buying Mega Millions tickets?

The deadline for purchasing a Mega Millions ticket varies by state so don't wait until the last minute. It can be 15 minutes to an hour or more before the actual drawing. For some third-party lottery apps, the deadline can be closer to two hours before the drawing. For example, Jackpocket in New Jersey has a deadline of 9:15 p.m. for the 11 p.m. ET drawing.

Click here to check the deadline for where you live.

What are my odds of winning the lottery?

Playing the Mega Millions can be exciting, but just don't go spending those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1. The odds to match all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.

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What does cash option mean?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year. The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it is paid in a lump sum. You don't have to wait decades for all the money.

Can a jackpot winner remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win a lottery anonymously. That wasn't always the case,but now winners are able to stay anonymousunder a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.In other states, a winner's name and hometown are a matter of public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.602 billion, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida
  2. $1.537 billion,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  3. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine
  4. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022:Won in Illinois
  5. $1.128 billion, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey
  6. $1.05 billion,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  8. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
  9. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California
  10. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here's a look at the top jackpots won in the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California
  2. $1.765 billion, Powerball,Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California
  3. $1.602 billion,Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida
  4. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee
  5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  6. $1.348 billion,Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2022: Won in Maine
  7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions,July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois
  8. $1.326 billion, Powerball,April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon
  9. $1.128 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey
  10. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California
  11. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  12. $842.4 million, Powerball,Jan. 1, 2024: Won in Michigan
  13. $768.4 million, Powerball,March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin
  14. $758.7 million,Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017:Won in Massachusetts
  15. $754.6 million, Powerball:Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington
  16. $731.1 million,, Powerball,Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland
  17. $699.8 million, Powerball,Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California
  18. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York
  19. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  20. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, April 26. Check your tickets for $228M jackpot (2024)


Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, April 26. Check your tickets for $228M jackpot? ›

Friday's winning numbers were: 15, 23, 53, 57, and 61. The Mega Ball drawn was 9 with a Megaplier of 3x.

How much did I win with 2 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

Detailed Draw Results for California
Matching NumbersWinning TicketsPrize Amounts
3 + Mega161$221
2 + Mega3,943$9
1 + Mega31,581$3
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When to check for Mega Million? ›

When and where are the drawings held? Mega Millions® drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10:00 p.m. Central Time, 9:00 p.m. Mountain Time, 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Drawings are held at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia.

How many numbers do you have to hit on Mega Millions to win a prize? ›

5 numbers

How do you win $200 on Mega Millions? ›

Three numbers plus the Mega Ball - $200

If you purchase a ticket that matches three numbers and the Mega Ball you'll finally get back enough money to treat yourself or someone else to something special. The odds to get that $200 in your pocket jump to 1 in 14,547.

How much do you win with 1 number and Mega Ball? ›

A player who matches two balls and the Mega Ball wins $10; matching one ball and the Mega Ball wins $4.

Do you win anything if you have one number? ›

You only need to match one number in Powerball to win a prize. However, that number must be the Powerball worth $4. Visit for the entire prize chart.

What is the smallest amount you can win in the lottery? ›

Games Lotteries Play

The odds of winning any of Powerball's prizes, which start as low as $4, with a single ticket are 1 in 24.9. 6 One thing the lottery's site fails to mention is that if you do win a Powerball prize, the odds it will be the minimum $4 prize are excellent, at more than 9 in 10.

How do Mega Millions pay out? ›

If you win a Mega Millions® jackpot, you will choose how to be paid: Cash Option or Annual Payout. Prize claim parameters vary from state to state. Contact your Mega Millions lottery for detailed information. Annuity option: The Mega Millions annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments.

What happens if you get the Mega Ball number only? ›

Matching only the Mega Ball

This one number must be the Mega Ball to win a prize. Matching the Mega Ball wins you $2. The odds of winning matching just the Mega Ball are one in 37. If you add the Megaplier to your ticket and the prize is tripled, your $2 prize turns into $6.

Is there a secret to winning Mega Millions? ›

The Mega Millions, like any lottery, is a game of chance. Glickman suggests that the best way to increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets, within reason. For example, if the probability of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350 with one ticket, it becomes 2 in 302,575,350 if you buy two.

How do you claim if you win Mega Millions? ›

To claim, download the Claim Form (PDF) or pick one up at any Lottery retail location or District Office. Fill out and sign the claim form, and don't forget to sign your winning ticket, too!

Do you get anything for two numbers? ›

If a player matches 2 numbers in the lottery ticket, he is rewarded with a “lottery lucky dip.” It is a free ticket to play the lottery raising your chances high to win.

How much do you win with 3 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

For only $2: Mega Millions®For an extra $1: Mega Millions® with Megaplier®
3 numbers$10$40
2 numbers plus the Mega ball +$10$40
1 numbers plus the Mega ball +$4$16
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How much do you win with two numbers? ›

Yes, you can win money if you have 2 numbers in Powerball. Here is a breakdown of the prizes you can win based on the number of matching numbers [2]: Match 2 + Powerball: If you match two numbers and the Powerball, you win $7. Match 2: If you match two numbers without the Powerball, there is no prize.

How much do you win for 3 numbers on Lotto? ›

4 Matching Numbers4th Prize40
3 Matching Numbers4th Prize20
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