THE Mega Millions October 12, 2021 drawing could award an estimated $73million jackpot.
Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm ET.
The MegaMillion numbers on Friday, October 8, were: 21, 24, 36, 40, 70, according to the Mega Millions website. The Gold Mega Ball was 22 and the Megaplier was 5X.
Monday’s winning Powerball numbers were 11, 20, 33, 39, and 65. The Powerball number was 24 and the PowerPlay was 3x.
Powerball numbers are drawn every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday at 11pm EST.
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HOW TO REPORT LOTTERY SCAMS, CONTINUED
The Federal Trade Commission has more information on fake lottery and other scams at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0086-international-lottery-scams.
To file a complaint or get free information call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).
If you have been the victim of a scam, you should contact your local police or sheriff’s office, or your state police.
HOW TO REPORT LOTTERY SCAMS
If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, that number may be part of a lottery scam.
Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the lottery or organization on your own to find out its real contact information.
If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately because if you engage them in conversation, your name and contact information could end up on a list that’s shared with other scammers.
DID YOU KNOW? MEGA MILLIONS HAS BIG PAYOUTS FOR SECOND PRIZE
Mega Millions winners take home huge jackpots, but so can runner-ups. According to the Mega Millions website, it’s the only lottery drawing where the second prize can be as much as $5million.
This huge second-prize payout can happen if the player has purchased the optional Megaplier.
Since October 19, 2013, the website says “there has been 1,140 Match 5 winning tickets worth $1 million or more, and they have been won in almost every jurisdiction in which the game is sold.”
OCTOBER 5TH JACKPOT WINNER
According to the Mega Millions website, “A lucky ticket holder in New York won the big Mega Millions jackpot last week!
“A single ticket sold in that state matched all six numbers drawn September 21 – the white balls 36, 41, 45, 51 and 56, plus the gold Mega Ball 13 – to win the estimated prize of $432 million ($315 million cash).”
FIRST MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING FOUND A WINNER
The first-ever Mega Millions drawing was held May 17, 2002–and yes, someone walked away with that jackpot.
According to the Mega Millions website, the first-ever drawing ended with a $28million winning ticket in Illinois.
One week later, in the third Mega Millions drawing, the second-ever jackpot was awarded.
NEBRASKA LOTTERY RULES
For instance, Nebraska does not have a state lottery, but allows cities and counties to run lotteries, according to one survey.
The minimum age to buy a lottery ticket in Nebraska is 19, and the minimum age to buy charity lotteries and raffles in the state is 18.
WILL THE IRS BE NOTIFIED IF YOU WIN?
The state you won your prize in will be required to notify the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if you won over $600.
SHOULD WINNERS GET FINANCIAL ADVICE?
It is strongly recommended on the Mega Millions website that winners of small prizes seek professional financial advice.
“The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers a variety of financial planning tools and can help find a personal financial specialist.”
HOW MUCH DOES MEGA MILLIONS COST?
Mega Millions tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.
A world record jackpot of $1.537billion was hit in October of 2018 by one ticket sold in South Carolina.
WHEN DID MEGAMILLIONS LAUNCH?
The popular lottery game launched 25 years ago in 1996.
HOW MANY MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOTS HAVE BEEN WON?
There have been 196 jackpots won by 221 different tickets since the game began in 2002, according to the Mega Millions website.
Another fun fact: 20 jackpots have been shared by two or more winning tickets, according to the site.
TWO STATES HAD THEIR FIRST-EVER JACKPOT WINNERS IN 2020
In 2020, two states saw their very first Mega Millions jackpots: Arizona and Wisconsin.
According to the Mega Millions website, these jackpots came just a few months apart.
The Arizonan winner took home a $414million prize in the June 9 drawing.
In Wisconsin, a $120million jackpot was won on September 15.
There were three other jackpots awarded in 2020: two in New Jersey, and one in California.
DRAWING SECURITY MEASURES
Mega Millions drawings must follow rigid security measures to ensure that the numbers selected are in fact random.
The machines and ball sets are chosen and certified by outside auditors, to help guarantee that each number has an equal chance of being drawn.
HOW LONG DO MEGA MILLIONS DRAWINGS TAKE?
Due to the security measures that take place, the entire process takes an estimated three hours.
However, the actual drawing, which is televised, only takes less than 60 seconds.
Drawings can be watched on YouTube.
2019 MEGA MILLION WINNERS
In 2019, there were seven Mega Million winners.
Winners were located in New York, New Jersey, Missouri, California, New Hampshire, Texas, and Ohio.
The largest prize that year was a $522million ticket sold in California.
MEGA MILLION HAS AWARDED HOW MANY JACKPOTS OVER $300MILLION?
Since the Mega Millions game began, 23 jackpots of over $300million have been awarded.
The largest prize ever won was $1.537billion, which was sold in South Carolina.
HOW MUCH IS THE MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT?
The estimated jackpot for the Mega Millions drawing is $60million.
There are nine ways to win, ranging from $2 all the way to the jackpot.
WHEN IS THE NEXT MEGA MILLIONS DRAWING?
Mega Millions drawings are held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00pm ET.
The next drawing will be on 10/12/2021.
Five white balls will be with a set of numbers from 1 to 70 will be drawn with a gold Megal ball with numbers from 1 to 25.
To win, the numbers on one row of your ticket must match the numbers drawn on that date.
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