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Mega Millions Drawing Analysis

MegaMillions Results & Analysis:

Drawing date:
05-17-2024



0817406070 03

Next drawing date:
05-21-2024
Next Jackpot
$421,000,000

Draw History

08: last drawn on 03-22-2024 (16 drawings ago)
17: last drawn on 04-23-2024 (7 drawings ago)
40: last drawn on 02-23-2024 (24 drawings ago)
60: last drawn on 04-02-2024 (13 drawings ago)
70: last drawn on 03-05-2024 (21 drawings ago)
Mega Millions (03):
last drawn on 04-19-2024 (8 drawings ago)

Top 10 Most Drawn Numbers in past 25 Drawings

66
Drawn 5 times.
26
Drawn 4 times.
61
Drawn 4 times.
60
Drawn 4 times.
13
Drawn 4 times.
6
Drawn 3 times.
15
Drawn 3 times.
18
Drawn 3 times.
19
Drawn 3 times.
11
Drawn 3 times.
Numbers from the Top 10 list in the latest draw: 60.

Top 10 Least Drawn Numbers in Past 25 Drawings

48
Drawn 0 times.
9
Drawn 0 times.
45
Drawn 0 times.
68
Drawn 0 times.
5
Drawn 0 times.
67
Drawn 0 times.
42
Drawn 0 times.
7
Drawn 1 times.
3
Drawn 1 times.
21
Drawn 1 times.

Numbers Drawn Frequencies in Past 100 Drawings

NumberDrawn TimesLast DrawnFav
014 times11 drawings ago
025 times20 drawings ago
0312 times17 drawings ago
042 times25 drawings ago
057 times26 drawings ago
0610 times5 drawings ago
072 times16 drawings ago
0810 timesIn the last drawing
094 times35 drawings ago
1015 times6 drawings ago
118 times8 drawings ago
128 times11 drawings ago
1311 times2 drawings ago
145 times11 drawings ago
157 times5 drawings ago
164 times20 drawings ago
1710 timesIn the last drawing
189 times6 drawings ago
1911 times2 drawings ago
206 times13 drawings ago
215 times10 drawings ago
229 times3 drawings ago
235 times7 drawings ago
245 times18 drawings ago
253 times19 drawings ago
2610 times3 drawings ago
275 times6 drawings ago
284 times4 drawings ago
2910 times16 drawings ago
3010 times9 drawings ago
318 times17 drawings ago
327 times3 drawings ago
3310 times8 drawings ago
346 times9 drawings ago
358 times17 drawings ago
365 times4 drawings ago
376 times6 drawings ago
386 times15 drawings ago
396 times8 drawings ago
406 timesIn the last drawing
413 times25 drawings ago
429 times27 drawings ago
437 times2 drawings ago
449 times10 drawings ago
458 times26 drawings ago
467 times9 drawings ago
477 times21 drawings ago
481 time90 drawings ago
496 times18 drawings ago
5010 times14 drawings ago
518 times12 drawings ago
527 times12 drawings ago
537 times5 drawings ago
547 times13 drawings ago
557 times23 drawings ago
563 times5 drawings ago
579 times7 drawings ago
588 times9 drawings ago
598 times10 drawings ago
606 timesIn the last drawing
6114 times6 drawings ago
625 times2 drawings ago
636 times4 drawings ago
648 times2 drawings ago
657 times3 drawings ago
6612 times4 drawings ago
676 times27 drawings ago
685 times26 drawings ago
698 times12 drawings ago
708 timesIn the last drawing
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Mega Ball Drawn Frequencies in Past 100 Drawings

NumberDrawn TimesLast DrawnFav
015 times21 drawings ago
022 times10 drawings ago
035 timesIn the last drawing
044 times16 drawings ago
052 times6 drawings ago
063 times2 drawings ago
077 times18 drawings ago
082 times55 drawings ago
092 times7 drawings ago
102 times30 drawings ago
117 times5 drawings ago
126 times45 drawings ago
136 times33 drawings ago
145 times8 drawings ago
153 times4 drawings ago
164 times11 drawings ago
172 times35 drawings ago
189 times3 drawings ago
192 times14 drawings ago
205 times28 drawings ago
212 times42 drawings ago
223 times54 drawings ago
230 timeNot in the last 100 drawings
246 times20 drawings ago
256 times12 drawings ago
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How to play MegaMillions

MegaMillions Lottery

History and Background

MegaMillions is one of the largest and most popular multi-state lotteries in the United States, known for its massive jackpots and bi-weekly drawings. Launched on August 31, 1996, as The Big Game, the lottery was rebranded as MegaMillions in 2002. It has since grown to include 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game was introduced to provide players with the opportunity to win life-changing amounts of money and to generate funds for various state programs and initiatives.

Key Milestones and Changes

YearMilestone
1996 Launch of The Big Game, the precursor to MegaMillions.
2002 Rebranding to MegaMillions, expanding to include more states and offering larger jackpots.
2010 MegaMillions and Powerball agree to cross-sell tickets, significantly increasing the number of participating states.
2018 Record jackpot of $1.537 billion won, the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

Game Schedule

Draw Days and Times

The MegaMillions draws are held twice a week, providing multiple chances to win. The draw times are as follows:

  • Tuesday and Friday:
  • Drawings at 11:00 PM ET.

Frequency of Draws

With two draws each week, players have several opportunities to participate and win, making the game an exciting and regular part of their routine.

How to Play

Playing MegaMillions is straightforward and enjoyable. Here’s a detailed guide on how to play:

    • Number Selection:

Players must select five numbers from a pool of 1 to 70 and one Mega Ball number from a pool of 1 to 25. The objective is to match the numbers drawn to win prizes.

    • Ticket Purchasing:

Tickets for MegaMillions can be purchased from any authorized lottery retailer in participating states. Each ticket costs $2. Players can add the Megaplier option for an additional $1, which can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, or 5 times.

    • Draw Process:

MegaMillions uses a random number generator to ensure fairness in the selection of winning numbers. Drawings are conducted under strict security protocols to maintain integrity and transparency.

Winning and Prizes

Prize Structure

The prize structure for MegaMillions includes multiple tiers, offering various cash prizes based on the number of matched numbers:

MatchPrize
5 + Mega Ball Jackpot
5 $1,000,000
4 + Mega Ball $10,000
4 $500
3 + Mega Ball $200
3 $10
2 + Mega Ball $10
1 + Mega Ball $4
0 + Mega Ball $2

Jackpot Details

The starting jackpot for MegaMillions is $20 million. If no one wins the jackpot, it rolls over to the next draw, leading to potentially larger prizes. The rollover continues until someone matches all five numbers and the Mega Ball number and wins the jackpot.

Odds and Prize Structure

The odds of winning MegaMillions depend on the number of matched numbers. Here is a detailed breakdown of the odds:

Explanation of Odds Calculation

Odds are calculated based on the total number of possible combinations of numbers. For MegaMillions, the odds are determined by the number of ways players can select 5 numbers out of a pool of 70 and 1 Mega Ball number out of a pool of 25. The formula used is a combination formula (C(n, k) = n! / [k!(n - k)!]), where n is the total number of numbers, and k is the number of numbers chosen.

Comprehensive Odds Table for Game

MatchOdds
5 + Mega Ball 1 in 302,575,350
5 1 in 12,607,306
4 + Mega Ball 1 in 931,001
4 1 in 38,792
3 + Mega Ball 1 in 14,547
3 1 in 606
2 + Mega Ball 1 in 693
1 + Mega Ball 1 in 89
0 + Mega Ball 1 in 37
Overall Odds 1 in 24

Claiming Prizes

How to Claim

Winners can claim their prizes through various methods, depending on the amount won. Here are the details:

    • In-Store Claims:

Prizes of $599 or less can be claimed directly at any authorized lottery retailer in participating states. Simply present the winning ticket to receive your prize.

    • Mail-in Claims:

For prizes over $599, players can mail their winning tickets to their state's lottery office. Ensure to include a completed claim form and a copy of your identification. Mail the ticket and documents to the appropriate address, which can be found on the state's lottery website.

    • Prizes Requiring In-Person Claims:

Prizes over $5,000 must be claimed in person at the state's lottery headquarters or designated claim centers. Winners need to present a completed claim form, the winning ticket, and valid identification.

    • Online Claims:

Some states offer online claims for lottery prizes. Check your state's lottery website for details on how to claim prizes online.

Winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize. After this period, unclaimed prizes are forfeited and returned to the state for other uses. When claiming prizes over $599, winners must provide valid government-issued identification to verify their identity. The original winning ticket must be presented or mailed in for prize claims. Photocopies are not accepted, so ensure you have the physical ticket.

Tax Implications

Lottery winnings are subject to federal and state taxes. Here are the key details:

Tax TypeDetails
Federal Taxes The IRS mandates a 24% withholding on prizes over $5,000. This amount is automatically deducted before the prize is awarded to the winner.
State Taxes State taxes on lottery winnings vary. Check with your state's lottery website for the current tax rate applicable to lottery winnings in your state.
Local Taxes Depending on the winner's place of residence, local taxes may also apply. Consult a tax professional to understand the full tax implications of your lottery winnings.
Total Withholding Rate The total withholding rate for federal and state taxes on lottery winnings varies by state. Ensure to check your state's lottery website for specific withholding rates applicable to your winnings.

Lottery winners must report their winnings on their annual tax returns. The lottery provides a W-2G form for prizes over $600, which details the amount won and the taxes withheld. This form should be included with your tax filings.

Responsible Gaming

The lottery is committed to promoting responsible gaming and provides resources to help players manage their gambling activities responsibly. Here are some key resources and tips:

    • Resources and Support:
    • Players can find support and information on responsible gaming at the following:

 

 

National Problem Gambling Helpline: 1-800-522-4700
  • Counseling Services:
  • Various counseling services are available for individuals struggling with gambling addiction. These services provide confidential support and guidance to help individuals regain control over their gambling behaviors.
  • Self-Exclusion Programs:
  • Many states offer self-exclusion programs that allow individuals to voluntarily exclude themselves from lottery games for a specified period. This program helps players take a break from gambling and seek support if needed.
  • Tips for Responsible Play:
    • Set Limits:
    • Establish a budget for lottery play and stick to it.
    • Play for Fun:
    • Remember that playing the lottery should be a form of entertainment, not a way to make money.
    • Seek Help:
    • If gambling becomes a problem, seek professional assistance immediately.

Contact Information

For more information or assistance, players can contact their state's lottery through the following:

    • Lottery Headquarters:
    • The main office of your state's lottery can be found on the official lottery website. Ensure to check the website for the correct address and contact details.

 

Example: California Lottery
730 North 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: (800) 568-8379
    • Regional Offices:
    • Most state lotteries have regional offices to serve players throughout the state. Check the official lottery website for the addresses and contact details of regional offices.

 

Example: San Francisco Office
820 Dubuque Avenue
South San Francisco, CA 94080
Phone: (650) 837-4560
    • Customer Service Contacts:
    • For general inquiries and customer support, players can contact the lottery customer service team:

 

Phone: (800) 568-8379
Email: customerservice@lottery.com
    • Online Support Websites:
    • Additional information and support can be found on the official lottery website: