The jackpot for the February 4 Mega Millions lottery is $22 million and there is a cash option of $14.9 million.
The numbers drawn are 7, 16, 34, 44 and 61 for the white balls, while the yellow Mega Ball is 24 and the Megaplier is 4, according to the Mega Millions website.
No one matched all 5 white balls and the Mega Ball to win the jackpot, just as no one picked 5 white balls to win $1 million.
That means the biggest prize won of the night was $40,000, by two players who used the Megaplier and picked four white balls and the Mega Ball. There were 10 other players who did the same, but without the Megaplier, they won $10,000.
There have been 265 $500 prize winners, with 61 of them quadrupling their stakes with Megaplier.
There were also 591 $200 prize winners, 131 of whom played Megaplier. In total, there were more than 350,000 tickets that won at least $2.
The estimated jackpot for Tuesday’s next draw will be $31 million, with a cash option of $21 million.
Last week, a ticket holder in California won a massive jackpot that’s been in the works for 28 weeks. The top prize is $426 million, higher than initial estimates, based on actual sales. $292.9 million cash option.
January is usually a bumper month for jackpots, with the top prize of $1.05 billion in January 2021, won by a four-player Michigan lottery club.
The major prizes for the first month of the year were also won in 2018 ($451 in Florida) and 2019 ($437 million in New York).
How to play Mega Millions
Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.
For each draw of one of the country’s most popular lotteries, five white balls are drawn from balls numbered 1 through 70 while a yellow Mega Ball is drawn from a set numbered from 1 to 25.
Each ticket costs $2 per play, and an extra dollar in most states, has a Megaplier option. This number can be up to 5 times the non-jackpot prizes.
If you do not win the jackpot, the money will be added to the top prize for the next drawing and so on gradually accumulated. When a ticket hits the jackpot, the top prize is reset to an average of $20 million.
Tickets can be purchased in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. However, they cannot be purchased in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.
Chances win with a $2 Mega Millions ticket is one in 303 million.
See the Mega Millions website for more information.
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