Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, July 5. Check your tickets for $162M jackpot (2024)

Check your Mega Millions tickets for Friday's $162 million drawing

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Is today your lucky day?

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot was an estimated $162 millionwith a cash option of $75.5 million for Saturday night's drawing, according to the Mega Millions website.

The jackpot was last won on June 4 when a lottery player in Illinois won $552 million - the ninth largest Mega Millions ever.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $20 million with a cash option of $9.5 million, according to the Powerball website.

What are the 7/5/24 winning Mega Millions numbers?

Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, July 5, 2024:

6 - 15 - 32 - 54 - 67 and Megaball 4

Megaplier was 3x

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When is next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

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How do I play Mega Millions?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot).

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a random Quick Pick for you. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident of a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

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How many balls do I need to match for Mega Millions prize?

You can win $2 for the matching just one - the Mega Ball. Short of the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California). You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

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Where is the Mega Millions available?

You can play the game in45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.The states not offering Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?  

Tickets can be purchased in-person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online throughJackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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What is deadline for buying Mega Millions tickets?

The deadline for purchasing a Mega Millions ticket varies by state so don't wait until the last minute. It can be 15 minutes to an hour or more before the actual drawing. For some third-party lottery apps, the deadline can be closer to two hours before the drawing. For example, Jackpocket in New Jersey has a deadline of 9:15 p.m. for the 11 p.m. ET drawing.

Click here to check the deadline for where you live.

What are my odds of winning the lottery?

Playing the Mega Millions can be exciting, but just don't go spending those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1. The odds to match all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.

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What does cash option mean?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year. The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it is paid in a lump sum. You don't have to wait decades for all the money.

Can a jackpot winner remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win a lottery anonymously. That wasn't always the case,but now winners are able to stay anonymousunder a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.In other states, a winner's name and hometown are a matter of public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.602 billion, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida
  2. $1.537 billion,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  3. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine
  4. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022:Won in Illinois
  5. $1.128 billion, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey
  6. $1.05 billion,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  8. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
  9. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California
  10. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.602 billion, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida
  2. $1.537 billion,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina
  3. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine
  4. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022:Won in Illinois
  5. $1.128 billion, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey
  6. $1.05 billion,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan
  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
  8. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia
  9. $552 million, June 4, 2024: Won in Illinois
  10. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, July 5. Check your tickets for $162M jackpot (2024)

FAQs

Did anyone win Mega Millions 7/5/24? ›

There were no jackpot winners in Friday's drawing, but Tuesday's drawing has jumped to an estimated $181 million. There were three lucky winners for the Match 5 in Massachusetts, Missouri and Tennessee who won $1 million after having all the correct white ball numbers for the Match 5.

What is the next drawing for Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions drawings are held two times a week, every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

How do you know if you won anything on Mega Millions? ›

Enter in your tickets.

The home page of the app will give you the option to enter in the numbers of your Mega Millions tickets to see if they match the winning numbers.

What time do they announce the winning numbers for Mega Million? ›

All Winners

Mega Millions® drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25.

Did anyone win tonight's Mega Million? ›

There was no jackpot winner in California for this draw. But there are 71,790 winning tickets! Get your ticket for the next draw. To see draw results for participating Mega Millions lotteries outside California, search Mega Millions results.

What wins on a mega million? ›

You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. Until further notice, the starting jackpot will vary based on sales and will be announced before each drawing.

What is the payout for two numbers on Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions Prizes
MatchWinOdds
3 numbers + Mega Ball$2001 in 14,547
3 numbers$101 in 606
2 numbers + Mega Ball$101 in 693
1 number + Mega Ball$41 in 89
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Do you win anything with 3 numbers on Mega Millions? ›

Three numbers plus the Mega Ball - $200

If you purchase a ticket that matches three numbers and the Mega Ball you'll finally get back enough money to treat yourself or someone else to something special. The odds to get that $200 in your pocket jump to 1 in 14,547.

What if you get the Mega Ball only? ›

Matching only the Mega Ball means a $2 win.

What does megaplier 3x mean? ›

What is the Megaplier? Most states use a Megaplier® feature in which players can increase non-jackpot prize winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. In a participating state, you can play the Megaplier for an extra $1.

How long does it take to get paid if you win the Mega Millions? ›

When you win a Powerball or Mega Millions jackpot, there is a 15-day waiting period between the draw date and when the jackpot will be paid out, as money from ticket sales needs to be collected in order to pay out the jackpot.

Did anyone win Mega Millions 7 2 24? ›

While there were no jackpot winners from Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing, there were Match 5 winners in California and Texas.

How do they pick the numbers for Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions numbers are drawn from two sets of numbers. Five numbers are drawn from one set of 56 numbered white balls and one Mega Ball number is drawn from a second set of 46 numbered gold balls. The odds of winning Mega Millions are calculated by combining the odds for both sets of numbers for all prize levels.

What time do they stop taking money for the Mega Millions? ›

Arkansas: Draw sales end at 9:45 p.m. Central Tuesday and Friday. California: Drawings typically close at 7:45 p.m. Pacific. Colorado: No ticket sales Tuesday and Friday between 7:30 and 7:33 p.m., Monday and Wednesday and Thursday between midnight and 4:30 a.m., and Sunday between midnight and 8 a.m.

How much is mega? ›

The prefix kilo (1,000) first came into existence between 1865 and 1870. Though mega is used these days to mean "extremely good, great or successful," its scientific meaning is 1 million.

How much does Mega Millions pay? ›

How much is the Mega Millions payout? The figure that can be won varies from as low as $1,000 to over $500 million depending on the number of winners. This is because the Mega Millions cash lump-sum payout is the available jackpot prize amount won at the time of the draw.

How much is Missouri Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions is a multi-state game that costs $2 per play. Megaplier® is available as an add-on and costs an additional $1 per play.

How much is Michigan Mega Millions? ›

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening. Each Mega Millions play is only $2.

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