Mega Millions has recently changed to 5 from 70 and 1 from 25 for the Mega Ball. This video shows how to work out the odds of winning the popular USA lottery game called Mega Millions. There are a few simple calculations necessary to get the answer. This video shows the odds of correctly selecting 5 winning numbers out of 70, and then 1 out of 25 numbers for the Mega Ball. However these calculation steps can be applied to other Powerball or mega millions or other lottery style of games with more or less numbers.
California MEGA Millions News and Payout for Tuesday, June 30th, 2020
The jackpot for Friday Mega Millions went to $62 million (lump-sum cash payout $49.3 million) after no one hit all 6 winning numbers Tuesday night. The winning numbers from Tuesday night, June 30th, 2020 were 09, 16, 29, 37, 53 with Mega Ball 11 and Megaplier x2. The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing for 699 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.
Though there was no jackpot winner Tuesday evening, some people still walked away with huge prizes. There was a sole lucky player that matched all five white ball numbers and won the 2nd prize. The 1 lucky ticket(s) purchased in , each won one million dollar cash by matching all 5 white ball numbers.
Additional prizes won Tuesday night included 16 tickets that matched 4 white ball numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Other prizes won Tuesday evening included 271 tickets that matched 4 lotto numbers and won $500. Other prizes won included 792 tickets that matched 3 white numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $200.
With nine prize tiers, there were 1,104,720 winning tickets sold across U.S. in the Tuesday, June 30th, 2020 drawing.
Mega Millions is a consortium involving 44 state lotteries. It holds the record largest jackpot in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions drawings occur 2 times a week every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. Mega Millions uses a 5/70 (white balls) + 1/25 (Mega Balls) matrix to randomly choose winning numbers. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to pay 1 extra dollar to buy the Megaplier, which multiplies the original prizes 2 to 5 times except jackpot. The minimum Mega Millions advertised grand prize is $40,000,000. Its annuity option is paid in 30 equal yearly installments. Winners may choose one lump-sum cash payout option instead.
Contrary to other Mega Millions states, all the nine prize tiers of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a set value. This causes different amounts of prize for equivalent winners sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other forty three jurisdictons. For example, the second Mega Millions prizes is $1,000,000 could pay the winner more than a million dollar due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, California state lottery doesn’t offer Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.
There were 58,355 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions prize payout highlights for the Tuesday night’s drawing.
4 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Megaball and won $6,646 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Megaball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $3,002 to $43,634, with an average of $12,695 payout.
38 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $405 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $154 to $975, with an average of $486 payout.
109 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Megaball and won $160 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Megaball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $122 to $302, with an average of $203 payout.
Below is a list of lucky stores sold the top prize tickets of California Mega Millions Tuesday, June 30th, 2020’s drawing: