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Mega Tens of millions August 4 Numbers: Did Anybody Win $1.25 Billion Jackpot?

The fourth-largest Mega Tens of millions jackpot in historical past, at $1.25 billion, was up for grabs throughout Friday night time’s August 4 drawing.

The fortunate profitable numbers have been 11, 30, 45, 52 and 56, and the gold Mega Ball was 20.

No person gained the jackpot in Friday night time’s draw, with an estimate prize of $1.55 billion now predicted for Tuesday.

Nevertheless 9 gamers matched 5 balls however not the Mega Ball, which means they scooped a $1 million payout, with two of these taking house $2 million after utilizing the Megaplier.

A winner would have had the selection between an annuitized prize price $1.25 billion or a lump sum cost price $625.3 million, each earlier than taxes.

To win the jackpot, a participant’s ticket numbers should match all six numbers drawn—the primary 5 numbers and the gold Mega Ball. There are different prizes if a participant’s numbers solely match a few of the numbers drawn, starting from $2 to $1 million. The percentages of profitable the jackpot are slim, at a 1-in-302,575,350 probability. Odds enhance for the lesser prizes.

Mega Tens of millions lottery tickets on Wednesday are displayed in San Anselmo, California. The fourth-largest Mega Tens of millions jackpot in historical past, at $1.25 billion, was up for grabs throughout Friday night time’s August 4 drawing.
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To play, the participant picks 5 distinct numbers between 1 and 70. The sixth quantity is the “Mega Ball” quantity, from 1 to 25, which might be the identical as one of many first 5 numbers since it’s drawn from a distinct pool. Gamers can select a “fast choose,” wherein the lottery machine randomly selects a set of numbers, or they’ll select the numbers themselves.

The jackpot turned the fourth-largest in Mega Tens of millions historical past when Tuesday’s drawing for $1.05 billion did not produce a winner.

The jackpot has been rolling because it was final gained on April 18, when a profitable ticket was bought in New York.

Though it has taken months for a participant to win the jackpot, a press launch on the Mega Tens of millions web site stated the lottery has nonetheless produced a excessive variety of winners for lesser prizes.

“Total, the full variety of profitable tickets in any respect prize ranges continues to extend together with the jackpot, and the August 1 drawing produced a complete of 4,904,910 profitable tickets throughout all prize tiers,” the press launch stated.

The best Mega Tens of millions jackpot ever gained was valued at over $1.5 billion in 2018. The profitable ticket was bought in South Carolina. In accordance with the Mega Tens of millions press launch, it’s the solely lottery recreation that has produced 4 jackpots exceeding $1 billion. As soon as a winner is known as for the present run, 5 jackpots in Mega Tens of millions historical past may have exceeded $1 billion.

Tickets, that are $2, might be bought in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Gamers have the choice so as to add a Megaplier to their ticket for an extra $1, which multiplies non-jackpot prizes. Drawings are carried out at 11 p.m. EST time on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Replace 08/05/2023 3:24 a.m. ET: This text was up to date to incorporate figures on winners.