One Illinois lottery ticket wins $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot

Jul 30, 2022, 8:48 am (52 comments)

Mega Millions

Updated with final jackpot amount and retailer location

By Todd Northrop

After a run of 29 drawings without a jackpot winner, the 30th drawing of the multi-state Mega Millions game produced a single $1.337 billion winner last night when one lottery ticket sold in Illinois matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball.

It was the fourth time a lottery jackpot had grown to more than $1 billion, and the third time a single ticket won $1 billion or more.

The winner of the unimaginable haul will choose between being paid $1.337 billion in 30 annually-increasing payments over 29 years or the lump-sum cash value of $780.5 million.

According to USA Mega's Mega Millions Jackpot Analysis, after all taxes are paid, the winner either will receive $777.2 million by the end of 29 years, or $453.1 million in cash all at once.

The winning ticket was sold at Speedway #4250, located at 885 E. Touhy Ave. in Des Plaines. The lottery retailer will receive a $500,000 commission for selling the winning ticket.

"Congratulations to the Illinois Lottery for selling the winning ticket for the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot," said Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, currently serving as Lead Director for the Mega Millions Consortium. "We are thrilled to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpot wins in Mega Millions history. We're eager to find out who won and look forward to congratulating the winner soon! Better still, this exciting jackpot run has had a significant positive impact on the revenues for good causes raised by our member lotteries."

Illinois was one of the original founding members of Mega Millions, which was called The Big Game at the time.

The Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, July 29, 2022, were 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67, with Mega Ball number 14. The Megaplier was 2.

It's hard to imagine the winner getting much sleep Friday night, as they try to process winning such an unimaginably huge lottery jackpot awarded to a single ticket — the one they're holding in their hand.

Millions of lottery players in the USA and around the world are wondering what they are planning to do with all that loot.

What is the first thing you would do?

(Here's what we would do.)

It is unlikely we'll ever know the identity of the winner, because Illinois allows lottery winners to remain anonymous. In 2018, legislation was signed into law allowing winners of lottery prizes $250,000 or more to remain anonymous.  The Illinois Lottery Winner's Handbook summarizes the procedure and limitations of anonymity as follows: "If your prize is $250,000 or more, at the time of claiming the prize, you may submit a written request on the Illinois Lottery Claim form to keep your name and city of residence confidential from public disclosure. However, the Illinois Lottery may release your name and city of residence pursuant to an Illinois Freedom of Information Act request or if legally mandated to do so."

Lottery Post maintains a list of every state's anonymity policies for lottery winners.

Fortunately, even if you didn't win the jackpot, the Mega Millions game still offers another 8 ways to win lower-tier prizes.

In addition to the jackpot winner, a whopping 26 lucky players matched the first 5 numbers for a $1,000,000 prize: 1 from Arkansas (with Megaplier), 1 from California, 5 from Florida (3 with Megaplier), 2 from Georgia, 1 from Iowa (with Megaplier), 1 from Illinois, 1 from Kentucky, 1 from Louisiana, 1 from Michigan, 2 from Minnesota, 2 from North Carolina, 1 from New Hampshire, 1 from New York, 1 from Oklahoma, 2 from Pennsylvania (1 with Megaplier), 2 from Texas, and 1 from Wisconsin.

The second prize-winning tickets that were purchased with the Megaplier option for an extra $1 are now worth $2 million after being multiplied by the Megaplier number of 2.  The California second prize winner will claim a prize of $4,234,962 because unlike all the other Mega Millions states, California awards all prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, meaning the prizes will change each drawing based on the number of tickets sold and the number of tickets that won at each prize level.

375 tickets matched four white numbers plus the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Of those tickets, 68 were purchased with the Megaplier option, increasing the prize to $20,000, and 64 were sold in California, where the prize was $9,167 this drawing.

In total, nearly 14.4 million tickets won prizes across the game's nine prize tiers in Friday's drawing. Apart from the jackpot, there were more than $102 million in prizes awarded last night.

A complete list of payouts for all prizes and the official drawing video can be found at USA Mega's Mega Millions Drawing Information page, as well as at Lottery Post's Mega Millions Prize Payouts page.

The still record-holder for the world's largest lottery jackpot was a $1.5864 billion Powerball jackpot in Jan. 2016, split three-ways by ticket-holders in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.

Had no one matched all of the numbers drawn lottery officials said the next jackpot would have reached $1.7 billion.

With the jackpot being won Friday, the next Mega Millions annuity jackpot estimate is reset to its starting point of $20 million.

Mega Millions is currently offered for sale in 45 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Tickets cost $2 each.

The Mega Millions winning numbers are published at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) minutes after the drawing takes place.

Top 25 United States lottery jackpots of all time

Friday's $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot stands as the third-largest lottery jackpot of all time in the United States — and the world.

  1. Powerball: $1.5864 billion, Jan. 13, 2016 (19 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018 (25 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - South Carolina
  3. Mega Millions: $1.337 billion, Jul. 29, 2022 (29 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Illinois
  4. Mega Millions: $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021 (36 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Michigan
  5. Powerball: $768.4 million, Mar. 27, 2019 (25 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Wisconsin
  6. Powerball: $758.7 million, Aug. 23, 2017 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Massachusetts
  7. Powerball: $731.1 million, Jan. 20, 2021 (35 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Maryland
  8. Powerball: $699.8 million, Oct. 4, 2021 (40 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - California
  9. Powerball: $687.8 million, Oct. 27, 2018 (21 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Iowa, New York
  10. Mega Millions: $656 million, Mar. 30, 2012 (18 rollovers, starting at $12 million) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  11. Mega Millions: $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013 (21 rollovers, starting at $12 million) - California, Georgia
  12. Powerball: $632.6 million, Jan 5, 2022 (39 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - California, Wisconsin
  13. Powerball: $590.5 million, May 18, 2013 (13 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Florida
  14. Powerball: $587.5 million, Nov. 28, 2012 (15 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - Arizona, Missouri
  15. Powerball: $564.1 million, Feb. 11, 2015 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  16. Powerball: $559.7 million, Jan. 6, 2018 (20 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Hampshire
  17. Mega Millions: $543 million, Jul. 24, 2018 (22 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  18. Mega Millions: $536 million, Jul. 8, 2016 (34 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Indiana
  19. Mega Millions: $533 million, Mar. 30, 2018 (23 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Jersey
  20. Mega Millions: $522 million, Jun. 7, 2019 (24 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - California
  21. Mega Millions: $516 million, May 21, 2021 (26 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Pennsylvania
  22. Powerball: $487 million, Jul. 30, 2016 (23 rollovers, starting at $40 million) - New Hampshire
  23. Powerball: $473.1 million, Apr. 27, 2022 (30 rollovers, starting at $20 million) - Arizona
  24. Powerball: $456.7 million, Mar. 17, 2018 (19 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Pennsylvania
  25. Mega Millions: $451 million, Jan. 5, 2018 (23 rollovers, starting at $15 million) - Florida

For those keeping score, the number of jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 14
  • Mega Millions: 11

Top 25 cash value jackpots

The Friday Mega Millions jackpot ranks as the 4th-largest cash value in world history.

  1. Powerball: $983.5 million cash, Jan. 13, 2016 ($1.5864 billion annuity) - California, Florida, Tennessee
  2. Mega Millions: $877.8 million cash, Oct. 23, 2018 ($1.537 billion annuity) - South Carolina
  3. Mega Millions: $780.5 million cash, Jul. 29, 2022 ($1.337 billion annuity) - Illinois
  4. Mega Millions: $776.6 million cash, Jan. 22, 2021 ($1.05 billion annuity) - Michigan
  5. Powerball: $546.8 million cash, Jan. 20, 2021 ($731.1 million annuity) - Maryland
  6. Powerball: $496 million cash, Oct. 4, 2021 ($699.8 million annuity) - California
  7. Powerball: $480.5 million cash, Aug. 23, 2017 ($758.7 million annuity) - Massachusetts
  8. Powerball: $477 million cash, Mar. 27, 2019 ($768.4 million annuity) - Wisconsin
  9. Mega Millions: $471 million cash, Mar. 30, 2012 ($656 million annuity) - Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  10. Powerball: $450.2 million cash, Jan. 5, 2022 ($632.6 million annuity) - California, Wisconsin
  11. Powerball: $396.2 million cash, Oct. 27, 2018 ($687.8 million annuity) - Iowa, New York
  12. Powerball: $384.7 million cash, Nov. 28, 2012 ($587.5 million annuity) - Arizona, Missouri
  13. Powerball: $381.1 million cash, Feb. 11, 2015 ($564.1 million annuity) - North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas
  14. Mega Millions: $378 million cash, Jul. 8, 2016 ($536 million annuity) - Indiana
  15. Powerball: $370.9 million cash, May 18, 2013 ($590.5 million annuity) - Florida
  16. Powerball: $352 million cash, Jan. 6, 2018 ($559.7 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  17. Mega Millions: $349.3 million cash, May 21, 2021 ($516 million annuity) - Pennsylvania
  18. Mega Millions: $347.6 million cash, Dec. 17, 2013 ($648 million annuity) - California, Georgia
  19. Powerball: $341.7 million cash, Jul. 30, 2016 ($487 million annuity) - New Hampshire
  20. Mega Millions: $340 million cash, Jun. 7, 2019 ($522 million annuity) - California
  21. Mega Millions: $324 million cash, Mar. 30, 2018 ($533 million annuity) - New Jersey
  22. Mega Millions: $320.5 million cash, Jul. 24, 2018 ($543 million annuity) - California
  23. Mega Millions: $319.9 million cash, Jun. 9, 2020 ($414 million annuity) - Arizona
  24. Mega Millions: $314.4 million cash, Sep. 21, 2021 ($431 million annuity) - New York
  25. Mega Millions: $292.9 million cash, Jan. 28, 2022 ($426 million annuity) - California

The number of cash value jackpots in the top 25, by lottery game, are:

  • Powerball: 12
  • Mega Millions: 13

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Comments

Ranett's avatarRanett

Congrats to the winners.

wander73's avatarwander73

Interesting,  Illinois.  Glad this hype is over.

scarchelli's avatarscarchelli

Will we know where it was sold at least? When does that info go public?

scorpio45

probably a quick pick but they don't want to lose control of it so don't tell us what the winner did,quick pick or own numbers which i doubt.i bought all megaball numbers quick picks and won 8 bucks.

hearsetrax's avatarhearsetrax

well thats the way it goes and to those who woke up with a severe lottery hangover this morning

 

Poo Nanny's avatarPoo Nanny

Well it didn't win anything on this one. Guess I'll just have to settle for the powerball win tonight! I'll be good with that.

Poo Nanny's avatarPoo Nanny

Powerball better do some catching up. It's starting to get crushed by Mega Millions in the billion dollar jackpot count.

Madmaxxxx

SPEEDWAY #4250,885 E TOUHY AVE, DES PLAINES, IL,60018    <--------- sold winning ticket

wander73's avatarwander73

Quote: Originally posted by Madmaxxxx on Jul 30, 2022

SPEEDWAY #4250,885 E TOUHY AVE, DES PLAINES, IL,60018    <--------- sold winning ticket

too funny

MsBee18

Billion dollar jackpots are fun. Now back to 20 million 😞.

picktowin's avatarpicktowin

That's a total joke  1 winner  ! 

Lottery made a mint off that 

Said a few days ago only be 1 winner

CDanaT's avatarCDanaT

Quote: Originally posted by picktowin on Jul 30, 2022

That's a total joke  1 winner  ! 

Lottery made a mint off that 

Said a few days ago only be 1 winner

I would say that the Feds and the state of Illinois made a pretty penny in tax revenue.....

There were several 2nd place prizes handed out from what I see on the MM homepage...

Congrats to the lucky ticket purchaser.... Enjoy your newly acquired wealth Thumbs Up

mypiemaster's avatarmypiemaster

Quote: Originally posted by CDanaT on Jul 30, 2022

I would say that the Feds and the state of Illinois made a pretty penny in tax revenue.....

There were several 2nd place prizes handed out from what I see on the MM homepage...

Congrats to the lucky ticket purchaser.... Enjoy your newly acquired wealth Thumbs Up

Exactly why I keep screaming that lottery winnings should never be taxed, ordinary income or not. Go to USAMEGA, pull up jackpot analysis for your state, and you get sick to your stomach. I prefer WINNER TAKE ALL. They can impact more ordinary lives with the win than the government.

wander73's avatarwander73

Quote: Originally posted by mypiemaster on Jul 30, 2022

Exactly why I keep screaming that lottery winnings should never be taxed, ordinary income or not. Go to USAMEGA, pull up jackpot analysis for your state, and you get sick to your stomach. I prefer WINNER TAKE ALL. They can impact more ordinary lives with the win than the government.

It is what it is.  I do agree with you in one sense.   Not only lottery,   the e-commerce sites too.   I feel what people need to do is a spreadsheet and expenses.  Reasons being when you need a lawyer,  accountant and financial planner. 

 

I don't get it when they say someone might take the annuity.  I see different ways but it depends on the persons lifestyle.

Droptop209's avatarDroptop209

Back to reality without being the winner.  <snip>

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hearsetrax's avatarhearsetrax

Quote: Originally posted by Droptop209 on Jul 30, 2022

Back to reality without being the winner.  <snip>

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I didn't win either and I'm too busy trying to get the hayfield knocked down b4 the next set of showers 

but thars the PB for tonight and I got my ticket for it 

 

while it might not be as exciting as last night's MM, I'll make it do LOL

EnReval

Let's move on to PB since it grows quicker, may take 6 weeks to get a billion

Diamond D502's avatarDiamond D502

Congrats to the winners!!!

Cassie8620's avatarCassie8620

Quote: Originally posted by wander73 on Jul 30, 2022

Interesting,  Illinois.  Glad this hype is over.

ahhh yes! how true, glad it is over, i never buy INTO such hype, rarely. 

 SO HAPPY i wisely did NOT go all out, NEVER with as dad call it rip off, lol

 

when only 1 person win, Yes Nod

rather than a fair chance,

where there should be when OVER 100 MILLION,

several dozens of people per state.

Ridiculous.

But, i am glad some 1 won.

wisely, i put the "additional 15"back in my jean pocket, only bough 2 tickets, last minute.

 

Going to just stick with my favie pick 4 to win

my $ Thousands every 1 or few months." Do well with that game, for years."

I hope you ALL win something, this August coming up, and good luck, bye now."Banana

Cassie8620's avatarCassie8620

Quote: Originally posted by Droptop209 on Jul 30, 2022

Back to reality without being the winner.  <snip>

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lol

yup, exactly why i only bought 1, then added on one more, for mom few bucks, no big loss,

i'll rather smile at winning often playing my CALIFORNIA, and pas five years (NC) soon in PA/NJ/DE Pick 4 $$$ when i move,

(much thousands)by playing pick 4, (do real well)at this one, sure do.LOLso, odds are great for me anyhow,

 

and i'd rather smile, then to lose, lol so i will stick with that.

Good luck on whatever Games you're playing, Drop. Bye now.

Bleudog101

Surprised no one commented on the fine print.   Illinois law says if you win over $250K you can remain anonymous BUT if FOIA is used, they are legally bound to tell the name and city of the person.  Darned if you do, darned if you don't.   Reading that it would make me get a trust Attorney to cash it in. 

Like others, would love to know if it was a QP or not.

If we didn't have that crappy RNG here I'd play both the store # and the address on Pick 4/pick 3 respectively!

noise-gate

Someone in iIlinois is jumping for....

 

excited bird GIF

rearea1930

the lottery needs to spread the wealth and pull more than one winning set of numbers when it get that high

Perfecttiming2's avatarPerfecttiming2

One winning ticket.....but wonder if it was a group play?

Anyway, Congrats to the winner!

DDBagger519

What they should do is draw one additional set of numbers each draw.  So draw 2 would be 2 sets of potential winners, draw 3 3 sets, draw 4 4 sets....and so on.  And, for each set that hits during that particular draw, then the jackpot is split that many ways.  I'd also be ok spending $5 for each ticket because then the potential is there to still get a large jackpot win if the draw goes on for 20 or more draws and multiple sets hit.

kao1632

Quote: Originally posted by wander73 on Jul 30, 2022

It is what it is.  I do agree with you in one sense.   Not only lottery,   the e-commerce sites too.   I feel what people need to do is a spreadsheet and expenses.  Reasons being when you need a lawyer,  accountant and financial planner. 

 

I don't get it when they say someone might take the annuity.  I see different ways but it depends on the persons lifestyle.

I agree on questioning why anyone would take the annuity (you can always shop around after getting the cash)..

During the height of the low interest rates (a year or so ago) the cash to jackpot rate hit around 83% (It is currently around 58.38%.)

 

That $780.5 million would have only been "worth" (bought an annuity expected to pay out) $940,361,445.90. Compare that to the $1.337b it could buy today, and someone taking the same cash value annuity a year or so ago would lose ~$396m over the life of the annuity...

Big Joey

Quote: Originally posted by kao1632 on Jul 30, 2022

I agree on questioning why anyone would take the annuity (you can always shop around after getting the cash)..

During the height of the low interest rates (a year or so ago) the cash to jackpot rate hit around 83% (It is currently around 58.38%.)

 

That $780.5 million would have only been "worth" (bought an annuity expected to pay out) $940,361,445.90. Compare that to the $1.337b it could buy today, and someone taking the same cash value annuity a year or so ago would lose ~$396m over the life of the annuity...

 A annuity does protect you from greedy family members who didn't like you before, wanting a money grab, and strangers wanting a handout for their utilities, and bills because their unemployed. You invest the annuity payment, and it adds to the dividends as income you receive monthly, averaging $14,000.00 to $17,500.00 per month.

justguessin's avatarjustguessin

Congratulations to all the winners ! I hope the money brings you peace and happiness!Group HugParty

NAZ MOM's avatarNAZ MOM

The winning ticket was sold at speedway gas station 885 east Touhy Ave. Des Plaines Illinois where winning ticket sold.   The business has sold a ticket will receive $500,000 commission

NAZ MOM's avatarNAZ MOM

I would not collect it in my name definitely would set up a trust then if anyone looks it up they'll say it's the name of the trust but they cannot give the details on the owners of the trust. And also should get a financial planner or CPA to make sure the taxes are all done so IRS doesn't come after you later

db101's avatardb101

Quote: Originally posted by Perfecttiming2 on Jul 30, 2022

One winning ticket.....but wonder if it was a group play?

Anyway, Congrats to the winner!

I was wondering the same. Whoever it is, they wont claim til next year. That's my prediction.

grwurston's avatargrwurston

Congrats to the winner!!!  Cheers Cheers

Everyone else, back to work on Monday.

wander73's avatarwander73

Quote: Originally posted by Cassie8620 on Jul 30, 2022

ahhh yes! how true, glad it is over, i never buy INTO such hype, rarely. 

 SO HAPPY i wisely did NOT go all out, NEVER with as dad call it rip off, lol

 

when only 1 person win, Yes Nod

rather than a fair chance,

where there should be when OVER 100 MILLION,

several dozens of people per state.

Ridiculous.

But, i am glad some 1 won.

wisely, i put the "additional 15"back in my jean pocket, only bough 2 tickets, last minute.

 

Going to just stick with my favie pick 4 to win

my $ Thousands every 1 or few months." Do well with that game, for years."

I hope you ALL win something, this August coming up, and good luck, bye now."Banana

1 🎟,  no one knows if one person or multiple people

Cassie8620's avatarCassie8620

Quote: Originally posted by picktowin on Jul 30, 2022

That's a total joke  1 winner  ! 

Lottery made a mint off that 

Said a few days ago only be 1 winner

LOLHA HA, you're funny pick .

 

yep. it is exactly why I''m glad i put theLOL $10 or more back in the ole denim pocket, walked out, without going CRAZY spendin' only 2 to 4 bucks to try, but, i am seriously much more happier with my winningsBanana(several times a year)when I play p4. Bye now, good luck to you, with your games, pick to win. Better odds with my pick 4 per month.

 

More should've won, big time.  50 t0 100 people natiownide win, even 1 million, enough to go around and multi-winners per state should be winning 4 numbers each and MB or PB after it reach 100 million, all rigged  my astute Yes Nod prudent daddy always said, he was right, LOL Good luck again with your B.O.L.N. (Better "odds" Lottery Numbers!" Good night. Be safe.

Cassie8620's avatarCassie8620

Hi, Wander.

Cassie here.

Just read that.

---

 

Yes Nod Would LOVE to see however, more people win, the lottery big games, like this, it would be such a blessing to those who regularly play the MB PB. i don't.

 

ALOT of good folks should have a fair opportunity, chance, win big money to share it, when it's so high.

 

I would think ithat would be public, even without saying their names.

 

If even 15 people per state let's say, 1 day(I HOPE)for ALOT of good people to win, i think it would be publicly announced... I really hope 1 day 100 people won 1 Million dollars. Enough left over, when it's so high like that, for UNCLE SAME I.R.S. to get their cut. G-night.

Bleudog101

Whopping $12 on Powerball last night.   Normally will split it between that one, MM and maybe Lucky for Life.   Not this time...all to four lines Powerball with Powerplay.

 

Raining heavy here right now and wish E. KY wouldn't get any of this.  Too bad it couldn't be sent to the west coast to put out those huge fires.

EnReval

Just read that the last billion dollar win in Simpsonville lawyer was convicted.

 

 I'm trying to understand why would that lawyer need access to her bank account and why did she not have a family member with her in the meetings.

 

 I have a friend who is a CPA, we would be going to the attorney together and 1 family member and neutral friend.

 

ain't no way in the world I would lose $83 million, he's a lawyer and not a financial investor

 

therefore, you have to let someone know you won that has your best interest at heart

Bleudog101

Quote: Originally posted by EnReval on Jul 31, 2022

Just read that the last billion dollar win in Simpsonville lawyer was convicted.

 

 I'm trying to understand why would that lawyer need access to her bank account and why did she not have a family member with her in the meetings.

 

 I have a friend who is a CPA, we would be going to the attorney together and 1 family member and neutral friend.

 

ain't no way in the world I would lose $83 million, he's a lawyer and not a financial investor

 

therefore, you have to let someone know you won that has your best interest at heart

You must be talking about Simpsonville, SC, not Simpsonville, KY where I live!

She's lucky to live in anonymous state winning all that money.

Artist77's avatarArtist77

Quote: Originally posted by mypiemaster on Jul 30, 2022

Exactly why I keep screaming that lottery winnings should never be taxed, ordinary income or not. Go to USAMEGA, pull up jackpot analysis for your state, and you get sick to your stomach. I prefer WINNER TAKE ALL. They can impact more ordinary lives with the win than the government.

You do understand that our taxes pay for schools, roads, social programs, and many things that profit you every day? Our tax rates are better than more than a few other nations. Why so greedy???

scorpio45

the lotteries pick the winning area they want or they would tell us if it was a quick pick or own numbers.

EnReval

Untrue, then why engage on this site. Now, maybe scratch tickets but not lottery

 

To me, it's like bingo, the luck of the draw

EnReval

SC is correct

scorpio45

i bought all possible mega balls 25 quick picks and mega play multiplier and lottery only gave me 8 dollars back.75 dollars and 8 dollars back,impossible to win unless they pick your state.

wander73's avatarwander73

Quote: Originally posted by scorpio45 on Jul 31, 2022

i bought all possible mega balls 25 quick picks and mega play multiplier and lottery only gave me 8 dollars back.75 dollars and 8 dollars back,impossible to win unless they pick your state.

Well if you do the math you learn your lesson

eddessaknight's avatareddessaknight

Single Winning Mega Number:

13-36-45-57-67

 

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scorpio45

impossible to win unless they pick your state.

With paranoia you'll never dine alone!

db101's avatardb101

Quote: Originally posted by scorpio45 on Jul 31, 2022

i bought all possible mega balls 25 quick picks and mega play multiplier and lottery only gave me 8 dollars back.75 dollars and 8 dollars back,impossible to win unless they pick your state.

The posted odds say 1 in 24 chance of winning any prize, and out of 25 tickets you got 1 prize. I'd say you're doing about average.

Maziyar85's avatarMaziyar85

 you should play intelligently with proper calculation cause all jackpot lotteries come with specific math methods with differences between recent results.

billybucks

Quote: Originally posted by scorpio45 on Jul 31, 2022

i bought all possible mega balls 25 quick picks and mega play multiplier and lottery only gave me 8 dollars back.75 dollars and 8 dollars back,impossible to win unless they pick your state.

 Just because a state has more winners it is only because they sold more tickets. Your numbers are as good as anyone's in California or NY. Next time make sure that one mega ball has more company. 641,003 others won the same prize you did. Lucky to catch the one number with your mega bill actually. 2 more with it would have got you 400.00.

Bleudog101

Patiently (?) waiting for Good Morning America story on the lottery ticket.  Prior to the show it had a preview about the mystery winner.  Well GMA and other media listen up.   For one, lottery offices are closed weekends and holidays.  Said person (s) is probably getting ready to assemble their team and those folks don't work weekends either. 

 

After their story will post my feelings on FB!

Bleudog101

Quote: Originally posted by Bleudog101 on Aug 1, 2022

Patiently (?) waiting for Good Morning America story on the lottery ticket.  Prior to the show it had a preview about the mystery winner.  Well GMA and other media listen up.   For one, lottery offices are closed weekends and holidays.  Said person (s) is probably getting ready to assemble their team and those folks don't work weekends either. 

 

After their story will post my feelings on FB!

The story was just a rehash and nicely done; the preview made me think otherwise.

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