(NEXSTAR) — The profitable numbers for the record-setting $1.1 billion Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot have been drawn.
When you’re fortunate sufficient to be holding a ticket that matches all the numbers drawn Tuesday, seen under, you might be the winner of the fourth-largest prize in sport historical past and the sixth-largest lottery prize in U.S. historical past.
The profitable numbers are 8, 24, 30, 45, and 61, and Mega Ball 12. The Megaplier was 4X.
This jackpot has been brewing since April when a $20 million prize was received by a ticket bought in Syracuse, New York, simply 4 days after a $483 million Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot was hit by a ticket bought in Queens.
Forward of Tuesday’s drawing, Mega Thousands and thousands officers estimated the jackpot’s dimension at $1.1 billion with a money worth of $550.2 million. That places it because the fourth-largest within the sport’s historical past behind a $1.337 billion prize received by a 2022 ticket bought in Illinois. It additionally ranks among the many largest U.S. lottery prizes:
- $2.04 billion (Powerball): Nov. 7, 2022; California
- $1.586 billion (Powerball): Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee
- $1.537 billion (Mega Thousands and thousands): Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina
- $1.348 billion (Mega Thousands and thousands): Jan. 13, 2023; Maine
- $1.337 billion (Mega Thousands and thousands): July 29, 2022; Illinois
- Est. $1.1 billion (Mega Thousands and thousands): Aug. 1, 2023
- $1.08 billion (Powerball): July 19, 2023; California
- $1.050 billion (Mega Thousands and thousands): Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan
- $768.4 million (Powerball): March 27, 2019; Wisconsin
- $758.7 million (Powerball): Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts
Must you be the fortunate winner, you’ll have the ability to both take the money lump sum fee or the annuity choice, which affords one instant fee adopted by 29 annual funds that develop by 5% every time. Whichever you select, you’ll nonetheless stroll away with lower than $1.1 billion.
It’s possible you’ll wish to assume twice earlier than accumulating the money choice although. Winners of large jackpots practically at all times take the money, and monetary advisers say that is perhaps a mistake.
With no winner in Tuesday’s drawing, the jackpot may attain an estimated $1.25 billion forward of the following drawing.
Your odds of profitable any prize (there are 9 complete methods to win) whereas enjoying Mega Thousands and thousands is 1 in 24, however your odds at touchdown the jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.
Winner or not, the following Mega Thousands and thousands drawing shall be at 11 p.m. ET on Friday. Tickets begin at $2 every, and are bought in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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