Mega Millions Winning Numbers For 01/22/2021 Game: $1B Jackpot
Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers for the $1 billion lottery jackpot drawing on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached a monster-sized billion dollars — $1 billion — for the player who has the winning ticket on Friday, Jan. 22. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is $739.6 million, which makes it the third-largest prize lottery in U.S. history, officials said.
The winning Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern time, with results usually posted within 5 minutes.
Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time to purchase tickets before a drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, Jan. 22, are: 04, 26, 42, 50, 60 and the Mega Ball of 24.
The largest lottery jackpot in history was a $1.586 billion Powerball prize, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
A Wisconsin player last won the Mega Millions jackpot on Sept. 15, 2020, when the prize was $120 million.
To win the Mega Millions jackpot, a player must match all five white balls in any order and the gold Mega Ball number.
You can buy Mega Millions tickets from lottery retailers/agents in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands; a total of 47 jurisdictions. See the Where To Play page for details.
If you are a resident of Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania or Virginia, you may buy Mega Millions tickets online by registering with the lotteries of those states. You may also purchase subscriptions for Mega Millions online in New York.
These are the five largest Mega Millions jackpots in the game’s history:
- $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018
- $656 million, March 30, 2012
- $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013
- $543 million, July 24, 2018
- $536 million, July 8, 2016
Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.Mega Millions Winning Numbers For 01/22/2021 Game: $1B Jackpot – Columbia, MD – Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers for the $1 billion lottery jackpot drawing on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers For July 27: Jackpot $40 Million
A single winning ticket was sold in Tuesday’s drawing. The jackpot has been reset to $40 million.
Chris Mosby , Patch Staff
While the massive jackpot from earlier in the week is gone, after a single winning ticket was sold, there’s a new chance for someone to win the Mega Millions jackpot. The jackpot for the Friday, July 27 drawing has been reset to $40 million. The winner would have the option to take a $23.6 million lump sum payout.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for July 27 are 1, 32, 40, 49, 63, and the gold megaball was 20. The multiplier was 3.
One winning ticket for the July 24 $522 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold by a liquor store in San Jose, California. A single ticket sold matched all six numbers. The winner will have an option to take a $308.1 million lump sum payout.
The winning ticket was purchased at Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose, California.
The jackpot for the Tuesday drawing, the fifth in Mega Millions history, had been growing since May 4, when a trust from Ohio collected $142 million. Two other jackpots have been awarded this year – $451 million on January 5 in Florida and $533 million on March 30 in New Jersey. The jackpot in March was the fourth largest in the history of Mega Millions.
The highest jackpot for Mega Millions was $656 million and won on March 30, 2012. Since then, jackpots of $648 million and $536 million were won in 2013 and 2016, respectively.
A single play costs $2. Players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 (the Mega Ball number). Players can also use an easy pick feature, where a computer selects random numbers for them. To win the jackpot, a player much match all six numbers.
The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball are one in 259 million. No matter how many people play Mega Millions, the chances of winning never change. The chances of winning are based on the amount of number combinations, not the number of players buying tickets, say lottery officials.Mega Millions Winning Numbers For July 27: Jackpot $40 Million – Cleveland, OH – A single winning ticket was sold in Tuesday's drawing. The jackpot has been reset to $40 million. ]]>