Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 5/28/19: Did Anyone Win the $418 Million Jackpot on Tuesday (Last) Night?
On Tuesday, May 28, the latest Mega Millions jackpot was an estimated $418 million. But was anyone lucky enough to win it?
The lottery numbers were drawn at 11 p.m. EST on Tuesday. The Mega Millions selected numbers were 9-21-34-42-50. Mega Ball was 21 and the Megapiler was 2X.
Unfortunately, nobody secured winning the jackpot last night. There were two Match 5 + Megaplier winners from Virginia and West Virginia, taking home $2 million each. There were three further Match 5 winners taking home winnings of $1 million each. They were from California, Michigan and New Jersey. Visit the Mega Millions website to check your numbers.
The next draw takes place on Friday, May 31, 2019, at 11 p.m. EST. The estimated jackpot is $444 million with a cash option of $281.1 million.
Mega Millions tickets cost $2.00 per play, according to the lottery website. Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers; five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball).
Players win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, with players picking five numbers from 1 to 70, and a Mega number of 1 to 25, according to The Washington Post. The previous formula had odds of 1 in 258,890,850.
There hasn’t been a jackpot winner since March 12, 2019.
If you’re unsure where you can play Mega Millions, you can check the nearest store in your State. You cannot play Mega Millions in Utah, Alaska, Hawaii, Missippissi, Alabama or Nevada.
How was the Mega Millions lottery created?
According to its website, in May 2002 New York and Ohio joined Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Virginia to create Mega Millions. It was at a time when participating in multistate lotteries was at an all-time high. The first drawing for Mega Millions was on May 17, 2002.
By September 2002 had Washington followed, joined by Texas in December 2003 and California in June 2005. In January 2010, 23 more state lotteries joined Mega Millions, with a cross-selling agreement between Mega Millions and Powerball going into effect.
Today, all American lotteries participate in Mega Millions, including the Virgin Islands Lottery, according to its website.
Still no jackpot winner in the Mega Millions, with the total winnings rolling over to $444 million.