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Mega Millions: Tuesday’s winning numbers for the $785 million jackpot

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(NEXSTAR) – Ahead of Tuesday’s drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot reached an estimated $785 million, making it the fourth-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the sixth-largest lottery prize in the U.S.

This is only the third time the Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed $700 million, according to game officials. All three times, the jackpot ultimately past $1 billion, becoming the largest grand prizes in the game’s history.

If a ticket matches all six numbers drawn Tuesday, seen below, the winner will land a jackpot with a cash option of $403.8 million, officials say.

Here are Tuesday’s winning numbers: 25, 29, 33, 41, 44, and gold Mega Ball 18.

Tickets sold in California and Florida for an Oct. 14 drawing shared the last Mega Millions jackpot of $502 million. The lottery’s top prize has been building anew over 20 drawings held since then.

Last year, a record-setting Mega Millions jackpot worth $1.4 billion was claimed in Illinois. It was the nation’s third-largest lottery prize for nearly four months until November when a Powerball ticket sold in California matched the winning numbers for a $2.04 billion jackpot.

If there is no winner in Tuesday’s drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot would have to grow by more than $2 million to become the third-largest prize in the game’s history. That spot is currently held by a $1.05 billion prize claimed in Michigan in 2021.

During Tuesday’s drawing, officials said the jackpot could surpass $900 million ahead of Friday’s drawing.

There are a couple of factors that will impact just how big the Mega Millions jackpot gets before Friday’s drawing.

Here are the largest Mega Millions jackpots to date:

  1. $1.537 billion: Oct. 23, 2018 (SC)
  2. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022 (IL)
  3. $1.050 billion: Jan. 22, 2021 (MI)
  4. $785 million (est.)
  5. $656 million: Mar. 30, 2012 (IL, KS, MD)
  6. $648 million: Dec. 17, 2013 (CA, GA)
  7. $543 million: July 24, 2018 (CA)
  8. $536 million: July 8, 2016 (IN)
  9. $533 million: Mar. 30, 2018 (NJ)
  10. $522 million: June 7, 2019 (CA)

With or without a jackpot winner, the next Mega Millions drawing is at 11 p.m. ET Friday.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Tickets are $2 and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize.

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Mega Millions: Tuesday’s Winning Numbers for the $785 Million Jackpot

It’s finally here, the moment that lottery hopefuls have been waiting for: the drawing of the $785 million Mega Millions jackpot. On Tuesday, June 8th, 2021, at 11PM EST, the official results will be revealed. Everyone is clamoring to get their hands on the winning numbers and be that one lucky person to solve the calculations for the coveted grand prize.

The Mega Millions lottery has been hugely popular for many years, with people all over the world participating in the exciting powerball game. Every week, players have the opportunity to match six different numbers from a selection of 70, plus the gold Mega Ball number from a selection of 25, to potentially bag themselves the enormous jackpot prize. It’s the largest jackpot offered by Mega Millions, the third highest lottery jackpot in US history.

Mega Millions Powerball … Playing To Win Big!

To participate in the Mega Millions grand prize, players must purchase tickets in advance. The cost for the ticket can vary from state to state, but the price for a single ticket is typically $2. After purchasing one or multiple Mega Millions tickets, you have to wait until the day of the drawing when your fate will be decided.

The drawing time and channel for Mega Millions are usually the same every week. You can view the live broadcasts on CNBC as well as purchase tickets at authorized stores. After the drawing, you can see the official website of Mega Millions to see the results. Players should keep their numbers and tickets securely as it is beneficial to claim the prize with the right proof corresponding to the date of the drawing.

FAQs About the Winning Numbers

What are the chances of winning the grand prize?

The chances of winning the grand prize with a single ticket is 1 in 302 million, but that doesn’t mean you can’t win. It is possible to boost your odds of success by getting more tickets.

Can I participate in the Mega Millions if I am not a U.S. resident?

Yes, it is possible to participate in the lottery from other countries. Depending on your place, you can directly purchase tickets from licensed websites.

Does the Tuesday drawing apply for all states?

No, the Tuesday drawing is only open to states which offer the Mega Millions game. Currently, 44 states participate in the Mega Millions game.

What is the maximum jackpot value?

The jackpot prize can vary every week, but the maximum is $1.586 billion.

Do I need to redeem the prize in the state where I purchased the ticket?

No, the winner of the grand prize can redeem it anywhere in the U.S. depending on the home state law.

If you’re hoping for a good news this Tuesday night, be sure to tune in and check the official website of the MegaMillions lotto to see the official winning numbers for the $785 million grand prize. For more information, follow @likflix on Twitter to get timely updates on the MegaMillions lottery numbers and other related content.

Summary

The massive $785 million MegaMillions jackpot has created an exciting buzz leading up to this week’s Tuesday evening drawing. All 44 states, as well as other countries, are participating in the lottery, so you, too, could be the lucky winner! The odds of winning the grand prize are 1 in 302 million, but you can always boost your chances of success by purchasing multiple tickets. For up-to-date information, follow @likflix on Twitter and be sure to tune in to the live broadcast. Good luck!

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