The Mega Millions draw was Tuesday night but did anyone win? Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers: 2, 9, 24, 49, 54, and the Mega Ball was 19. The Megaplier was X3. The jackpot stood at $127 million, with a cash-value option of $87.5 million.
Nobody matched five numbers and the Mega Ball, so the new jackpot on Friday, November 8, is estimated to be $145 million with a cash option of $97.6 million. This could vary depending on how many players purchase tickets.
Matching five balls but not the Mega Ball has a prize of $1 million, which would have been $3 million last night if the Megaplier was played. However, nobody matched five balls needed to claim this prize.
Nine people matched four balls and the Mega Ball so won $10,000, with one of these players using the Megaplier, which tripled their prize to $30,000. To win $500, players must match four balls, which 348 people did, and 53 of those people used the Megaplier so won $1,500.
How to play Mega Millions?
To enter the Mega Millions lottery, players must purchase a ticket for $2 at a licensed retailer. Players can choose their numbers or allow their numbers to be generated randomly.
Additionally, players have the option of adding the Megaplier to their ticket for an additional $1 per play. This multiplies the non-jackpot prize won by either 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. The Megaplier is chosen randomly just before each draw from a set of 15 balls—five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X.
In some states, players can choose to enter to play for just the jackpot, which costs $3 for two plays. These tickets are not eligible for any other prize levels.
How to win Mega Millions?
A Mega Millions draw takes place every Tuesday and Friday. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered between 1 and 70, and one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered between 1 and 25. A player will win a prize if their numbers on one row of their ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn.
There are nine ways to win a prize, which ranges from $2 to the jackpot which grows each drawing if it has not been won the previous draw. If nobody wins the jackpot, money is added. The jackpots start at $40 million and will grow by a minimum of $5 million per draw each time the jackpot has not been won. Overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 24.