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Mega Millions Winning Numbers Sept. 16, 2016: $133 Million Jackpot (Updated)

The jackpot for Mega Millions has gone without a winner for nearly two months. Friday’s drawing is estimated at $133 million.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 11:44 a m ET | Updated Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 11:12 p m ET

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has gone unclaimed for roughly two months, pushing the prize payout for the Friday, Sept. 16, drawing into triple digits: an estimated $133 million.

The one-time cash payout option for Friday’s game, if you win, is estimated at $89 million. The winning numbers will be drawn at 11 p.m. ET.

The winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, Sept. 16 are: 13, 21, 28, 34, 40 and the MegaPlier of 15.

A March 2012 Mega Millions jackpot of $656 million held the record for the largest lotto jackpot in U.S. history until three winners split the almost $1.6 billion prize in the Jan. 13, 2016, drawing. Mega Millions has awarded 10 jackpots of more than $300 million.

The July 8 Mega Millions jackpot of $540 million ranked as the seventh-largest jackpot in the United States of all lottery games, including Powerball, officials said, and the third-largest prize for the Mega Millions game in its history.

The record Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million won on March 30, 2012, and it is the second-largest jackpot of all time, while just behind that is the $648 million Mega Millions jackpot split by two winners on Dec. 17, 2013.

Mega Millions is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball are one in 259 million. No matter how many people play Mega Millions, the chances of winning never change. The chances of winning are based on the amount of number combinations, not the number of players buying tickets, say lottery officials. The Mega Millions game is played by selecting five numbers out of 75 choices (the numbers from 1 to 75), and by selecting one extra number from 1 to 15 (that’s the Mega Ball).

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Mega Millions Winning Numbers Sept. 16, 2016: $133 Million Jackpot (Updated) – Annapolis, MD – The jackpot for Mega Millions has gone without a winner for nearly two months. Friday's drawing is estimated at $133 million.

Mega Millions numbers for 09/16/2016; 1 winner of $133M jackpot

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The Mega Millions numbers for Sept. 16: 13-21-28-34-40. The Gold Mega Ball: 15. The Megaplier: 3.

(Courtesy of Michigan State Lottery)

A lone winning ticket for the $133 million Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Illinois for the drawing held on Friday September 16, 2016..

That means the drawing on Tuesday, Sept. 20 will have a jackpot of $15 million with a cash option of $10 million.

The Mega Millions numbers for Sept. 16: 13-21-28-34-40

The Gold Mega Ball: 15

The Megaplier: 3

Mega Millions winners for September 16:

  • Along with the grand-prize winner, two other tickets matched all five white balls to win $1 million. Those tickets were sold in California and Virginia.
  • Neither one of those winners also purchased the Megaplier option which would have increased their winnings to $3 million.
  • Two players in Michigan matched four white balls and the Mega ball to win $5,000. That was the largest prize won in the state.
  • There were 583,547 tickets sold that won at least $2 in the drawing. In Michigan, 25,859 tickets purchased won at least $2 in the drawing.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 75; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 15. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 259 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $1 each.

In other Michigan Lottery news:

  • The next Powerball drawing is Saturday night, September 17, with an estimated jackpot of $244 million and a cash option of $165.3 million.
  • The next Lotto 47 drawing is also Saturday night, September 17, at 7:29 p.m. with a jackpot of $4.6 million. Deadline is 7:08 p.m. that day.
  • Saturday’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is an estimated $105,000. The drawing is at 7:29 p.m. Deadline is 7:08 p.m.

For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out the official Michigan Lottery site, which also offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.

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