Mega Millions winning numbers LIVE – Lottery results revealed for $250million jackpot draw on August 20

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FRIDAY night's Mega Millions lottery saw the following numbers appear: 41, 43, 51, 57 and 70, with 1 as the Mega Ball.

The jackpot reached over $250million ahead of the 11pm ET draw.

The MegaMillions website explains the rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

It reads: "Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball)."

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.

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    LIVE UPDATES

    Follow the latest Mega Millions updates on Twitter.

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    NO GUARANTEE

    There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

    Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

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    HOW TO PLAY MEGA MILLIONS ONLINE

     

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    WHO WAS THE LAST BIG WINNER?

    The last big MegaMillions winner was from Grand Strand, South Carolina.

    The anonymous winner claimed $3million on July 27, 2021.

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    HOW TO PLAY

    The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

    “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

    The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

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    WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE MEGAMILLION JACKPOT?

    The odds of winning the Mega jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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    HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

    People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

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    WHEN DID THE POWERBALL LAUNCH?

    The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

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    ODDS OF WINNING POWERBALL

    The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

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    POWERBALL WORLD RECORD WIN

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

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    WHAT STATES DO NOT PLAY THE MEGAMILLIONS?

    The MegaMilllions can be played in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

    There are 5 states that do not play the MegaMillions lottery:

    • Nevada
    • Utah
    • Hawaii
    • Alaska
    • Alabama

     

    FIRST DRAWING TOOK PLACE IN 1996

    The first MegaMillions was known as the Big Game.

    The first drawing took place on September 6, 1996.

    Six states participated including Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.

    WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE POWERBALL?

    According to Lottery USA, the odds of winning the Powerball jackpot are 1 in 292.2 million.

    LIVE UPDATES

    Follow the latest Mega Millions updates on Twitter.

    HOW TO PLAY

    The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

    “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

    The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

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      WHEN DOES THE POWERBALL TAKE PLACE?

      The Powerball winners are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:59pm.

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      LARGEST PRIZE IN HISTORY

      On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

      The prize was split three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

      The record was eventually surpassed by a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

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      CHECK YOUR TICKET

      You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

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      PREVIOUS MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS

      Here are the previous Mega Millions grand prize winners in 2021:

      06/08/2021 — $56 million (Illinois)
      05/21/2021 — $516 million (Pennsylvania)
      02/16/2021 — $96 million (New York)
      01/22/2021 — $1.05 billion (Michigan)

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      MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS IN 2020

      Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

      $119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
      $22 million — July 31 in California
      $124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
      $410 million — June 9 in Arizona
      $202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

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      HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

      People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

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      NO GUARANTEE

      There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

      Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

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      PRIZE TIERS?

      “Mega Millions has nine different prize tiers, ranging from $2 all the way up to the jackpot, which is always guaranteed to be $20 million or more,” Lottery.net explains.

      “There is also no cap or rollover limit, meaning prizes can easily run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.”

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      HOW TO PLAY MEGA MILLIONS: 4 EASY STEPS

      Lottery.net listed the following steps on its website:

      1. Choose five main numbers between 1 and 70
      2. Choose a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25
      3. Choose whether to play the Megaplier for an additional $1
      4. Purchase tickets before the cut-off time (this varies by state; check with the state lottery for ticket purchase cut-off times)
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      LARGEST PRIZE IN HISTORY

      On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

      The prize was split three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

      The record was eventually surpassed by a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

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