Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, January 26. Check your tickets for the $285 million drawing

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Is today your lucky day?

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot is estimated at $285 million with a cash option of $134.7 million for Friday night’s drawing, according to Mega Millions website.

The jackpot was last won on December 8 when two California tickets were sold at the same location and shared the $394 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is $164 million with a cash option of $79.1 million, according to Powerball website.

What are the winning Mega Millions numbers for 1/26/24?

Here are the Mega Millions prize numbers for Friday, January 26, 2024:

14 – 31 – 34 – 50 – 61 and Megapol 13

Megaplier was 3x

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When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m

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How do I play Mega Millions?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add a Megaplier for $1, which will increase your potential prize amount by up to five times the original prize (excluding the jackpot).

Each player chooses five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the jumbo ball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a quick, random pick for you. You do not have to be a US citizen or resident of the particular state where you purchased your ticket.

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How many balls do I need to match to get the Mega Millions prize?

You can win $2 for just one match – the Mega Ball. Excluding the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (excluding California). You can Check out all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions website here.

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Where are Mega Millions available?

You can play the game in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. The states that do not offer mega millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores, and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online at Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these US states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app lets you choose your lottery game and numbers, place your order, view your ticket and collect your winnings, all using your phone or home computer.

What is the deadline to purchase Mega Millions tickets?

The deadline to purchase a Mega Millions ticket varies by state, so don’t wait until the last minute. It can be from 15 minutes to an hour or more before the actual drawing. For some third-party lottery apps, the deadline can be closer to two hours before the drawing. For example, Jackpocket in New Jersey has a deadline of 9:15pm for the 11pm ET drawing.

Click here to check the deadline where you live.

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What are the odds of me winning the lottery?

Playing Mega Millions can be exciting, but don’t spend those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350 to 1. The odds of matching all five white balls are 12,607,306 to 1.

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What does cash option mean?

Major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: an annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments thereafter, increasing by 5% each year. The cash option is much lower than the advertised jackpot, but is paid out in a lump sum. You don’t have to wait decades to get all that money.

Can the grand prize winner remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win the lottery anonymously. This wasn’t always the case, but now winners can remain anonymous Law signed by Governor Phil Murphy. In other states, the winner’s name and hometown are public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

What are the top 10 Mega Million jackpots?

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots of all time:

  1. $1.602 billion, August 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  2. 1.537 billion dollars, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  3. $1.348 billion, January 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  4. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  5. 1.05 billion dollars, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  6. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  7. $648 million, December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  8. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  9. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

  10. $533 million: March 30, 2018: won in New Jersey

What is the largest American lottery jackpot ever?

Here’s a look at the top jackpots won in the US, between Powerball and Mega Millions:

  1. $2.04 billion, PowerballNovember 7, 2022: Won in California

  2. $1.765 Billion, Powerball, October 11, 2023: Won in California

  3. $1.602 billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  4. $1.586 Billion Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

  5. $1.537 billion, mega millions, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  6. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2022: Win in Maine

  7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  8. $1.08 Billion Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California

  9. $1.05 billion, mega millions, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  10. $842.4 million, Powerball, January 1, 2024: Won in Michigan

  11. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  12. $758.7 million Powerball, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  13. $754.6 million, Powerball: February 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  14. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  15. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: Won in California

  16. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  17. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  18. $648 million, Mega Millions, December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  19. $632.6 million Powerball, January 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin

  20. $590.5 million Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida

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This article originally appeared on NorthJersey.com: Lottery drawing with the winning numbers in Mega Millions for Friday, 1/26/24

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