Did Anyone Win the Mega Millions?
Whether you’re a lottery fan, you might be asking yourself, “Does anyone have won the Mega Millions?” If you’ve ever wondered, you’re not alone. After all, the jackpot for the Mega Millions has now reached the record-breaking $1 billion mark.
Michigan Lottery player matched all five white balls and the MegaBall to win the prize
During the Monday night drawing, one Michigan Lottery player matched all five white balls and the MegaBall to win a prize of $1 million. The ticket was purchased at the Country Corner Supermarket in Stanwood. This is the largest lottery prize ever won in Michigan.
The winner also chose to receive a cash prize of $340 million. She plans to use her winnings to help fund a new business.
Two other Michigan Lottery players also won $1 million in prizes in the drawing. One ticket matched all five white balls and the red Powerball, while another ticket matched all five white balls and the Mega Ball.
Mega Millions jackpot reset after someone won the $494 million prize on October 14
Despite a recent reset of the Mega Millions jackpot, the prize remains one of the largest in the history of the lottery game. It is now estimated to be about $494 million. That’s up from its previous estimate of $319.4 million, but still below the half-billion mark. If no one wins the jackpot, the jackpot will roll over Friday night.
The Mega Millions jackpot hasn’t been won in almost five years. It was last claimed by a player in Illinois on July 29. This jackpot is the third-largest lottery payday in the United States. That’s in addition to the $556 million prize won by Peace of Mind Trust in 2021.
Megaplier tickets increase non-jackpot winnings two to five times
Using Megaplier tickets is a good way to increase your odds of winning non-jackpot prizes. Megaplier tickets can multiply your non-jackpot winnings by two to five times.
The Megaplier feature is an optional extra for Mega Millions. The feature costs an extra $1 per play but can multiply non-jackpot prize winnings by two, three, four, or five times. However, Megaplier tickets do not affect the chances of winning the jackpot, so you may want to pass on this option.
The Megaplier feature was first offered by the Texas Lottery in 2003. Since then, Megaplier has been offered by twenty-seven other lottery jurisdictions, including Maine, Montana, Oregon, Arizona, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Washington.
Mega Millions draws take place twice a week
During the Mega Millions drawing, players will select five numbers from the set of numbers 1-70. They can also choose a Megaplier for an extra $1. This will multiply the prize by up to five times.
The Mega Millions lottery is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and several United States territories. During the drawing, five white balls will be drawn from a pool of balls numbered one through 70.
The Mega Millions jackpot is awarded to the person who correctly matches all five numbers and the Mega Ball. The jackpot grows until it is won. The prize is paid out as cash value or annuity.
The mega Millions jackpot has topped $1 billion
Currently, the Mega Millions jackpot has surpassed the $1 billion mark, and the odds of winning are a bit better than you might think. This jackpot is one of the biggest prizes in the lottery history. The odds are 1 in 302.6 million.
Getting the jackpot isn’t as easy as buying a ticket. To win, you need to match all six numbers. You can get a Mega Millions ticket from one of the 45 states and Washington DC that participate in the game. You can purchase a ticket for $2.
Odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot
Depending on your perspective, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are either impressive or a bit silly. That’s not to say that you can’t win, but that you shouldn’t get too cocky.
Aside from the jackpot, the odds of winning anything are a bit less impressive, but you still have a good chance of winning a prize. It’s also worth noting that the jackpot is only a huge percentage of the total prize pool.
The odds of matching all five white numbers with the Mega Ball are about one in 931,001. However, the odds of matching all five white numbers and the gold ball are about one in 38,792.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing faster than the national average over the last few months. There have been no repeats in the drawing, so the chance of you winning is better than ever.
Tax withholding on a mega-million
Depending on the state you live in, you might have to pay state income taxes on your lottery winnings. This is because winnings are taxable and the Gaming Commission is required to withhold tax from any taxable prize over $5,000. However, the tax withholding rate varies from state to state.
For example, the state of Illinois has a withholding rate of 4.95 percent. To calculate your state taxes, you’ll need to know how much the federal government withheld from your winnings. Your state taxes are usually reported on your W-2G, which you’ll receive in January of the following year.