Update – September 23, 2016 – 11:00 p.m. ET: The winning numbers for Friday's Mega Millions jackpot are 1, 5, 8, 25, 62 and the megaball is 14. The Megaplier is 3x.
No one was able to hit the jackpot prize in the last Mega Millions drawing.
The numbers drawn last Sept. 20, Tuesday were 2, 22, 34, 62 and 72. The yellow ball is 2 and the Megaplier is 5x. Since no one was able to win the $15 million jackpot prize in the last drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot for Sept. 23, Friday has climbed to $20 million with a cash option of $13 million.
Sept. 20, 2016 Mega Millions Results Recap
No one was able to match all the balls in the last Mega Millions drawing which had a $15 million jackpot prize. According to the official Mega Millions website, no one was able to match five white balls which meant that no one won the highest non-jackpot prize of $1 million.
The biggest prize that was won in the last Mega Millions drawing was the ticket that matched four white balls, the yellow ball and opted the Megaplier option. The default prize for that match is $5,000, but with the Megaplier 4x, one winner was able to win $25,000.
The last Mega Millions drawing yielded more than 2,400,000 winners who won a collective sum of more than $850,000, OCA pointed out.
How to Play Mega Millions
Playing the Mega Millions lottery is as easy as picking six numbers - five to represent the white balls and one more for the gold Mega ball. Each ticket costs $1 and the Megaplier option costs an additional $1.
The Mega Millions drawing are done twice a week every Tuesday and Friday at 11PM. The numbers are picked from two separate containers of numbers. The first five numbers are drawn from a pool of white colored balls numbered from 1 to 75. The gold Mega ball is drawn from a separate pool with numbers labeled 1 to 15. The jackpot is won by matching all the numbers.
For tickets that did not match all the numbers but matched some, there are corresponding prizes for it as there are nine ways to win in the Mega Millions. The highest non-jackpot prize is $1 million which can be won by matching all five white balls. This can also be multiplied via the Megaplier option. Other non-jackpot prizes are $5,000, $500, $50, $5, $2 and $1. All non-jackpot prizes have the chance to be multiplied by the Megaplier if the player has paid an extra $1 for it along with their ticket cost.