The next Mega Millions drawing is Tuesday night — here’s the deadline to buy a ticket in every state
Feeling lucky? The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at a staggering $1.6 billion, making it the biggest lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
Mega Millions jackpots keep growing bigger and bigger when no one wins the grand prize. And nobody had the Mega Millions winning numbers last week, when the jackpots hit $868 million on Tuesday and $1 billion on Friday — both of which would have set records as the highest Mega Millions jackpots ever.
The Mega Millions grand prize has rolled over again, and the payout for Tuesday night’s drawing is now $1.6 billion, with a lump sum payout of $904 million.
For U.S. lottery games, we are in uncharted territory: The $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot is the highest lottery grand prize ever in the U.S., nudging ahead of the record-high $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot drawn in early 2016.
When are the Mega Millions winning numbers drawn?
Mega Millions drawings are always on Tuesdays and Fridays, at 11 p.m. ET. The next Mega Millions drawing — when the all-time high $1.6 billion jackpot is on the line — is Tuesday, October 23.
You can find out the winning Mega Millions numbers at lottery.net and megamillions.com. Live broadcasts of the Mega Millions results are also shown on many nightly TV news programs.
If you’re wondering how to play Mega Millions, the simplest way is to buy a ticket with machine-picked numbers from a participating retailer. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each and are sold in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
A winning Mega Millions ticket can pay out a prize ranging from $2 up to the jackpot. The odds of having all six numbers correct and winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302 million.
What is the deadline to buy Mega Millions tickets?
The deadline to buy Mega Millions tickets varies from state to state. That’s why we rounded up the Mega Millions cutoff times around the country below. Be aware that some retailers may have long lines of customers waiting to buy Mega Millions tickets. So it’s best not to wait until the last minute if you want a chance at the $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday.
Each Mega Millions ticket will have the corresponding drawing date printed on it. If you are too late and buy a Mega Millions ticket after your state’s cutoff time for the drawing on Tuesday, your ticket will be valid for the next drawing — Friday, October 26.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each and are sold in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The deadline to buy a ticket varies from state to state.
All you need to know about EuroMillions
Out of this world jackpots
There’s big and there’s EuroMillions big! This is the game with jackpots so enormous you can probably see them from space. Truly mind-boggling, these are the kind of prizes that can have you living the dream.
So how do you play?
Pick 5 numbers from 1-50 and 2 Lucky Stars from 1-12. Or try a Lucky Dip ® for randomly selected numbers.
Choose to play on a Tuesday or Friday – or both, then the number of weeks you’d like to play.
You can play up to 7 lines of numbers and buy up to 10 play slips at a time.
You’re good to go!
You can buy EuroMillions tickets online every day from 6am until 11pm. But remember, to play on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.
Good to know.
Play every Tuesday and Friday. But remember, if playing on a draw day, you’ll need to buy your ticket before 7.30pm.
Another chance to win
For every EuroMillions ticket you buy, you are also automatically entered into the UK Millionaire Maker game with a guaranteed £1 M Million UK winner in every draw.
Look out for massive EuroMillions events. There could be a Super Jackpot or more £1 M Million prizes.
SEE WHAT YOU CAN WIN ‡
‡ Estimated prizes reviewed on 30th April 2020. Actual prizes will vary each draw, depending on currency exchange rates, how many tickets are sold and how many entries match the same numbers. If there are more winners than expected in a prize category, the prize for that category may be less than the estimated prize and/or less than the prize in a lower prize category.
Different ways to check results
Check on the go
Use our App on your mobile to see if you’ve won. You can also scan paper tickets for instant results. Get it on Google Play or the App Store.
Here on the web
All results are published here on the website every Tuesday and Friday from around 9.30pm.
Watch the draws
Watch all EuroMillions draws on our website or YouTube channel at 8.45pm every Tuesday and Friday.
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