Excitement is brewing for lottery hopefuls as the Mega Millions jackpot climbs over the $500 million plateau for the first time since Oct. 23, 2018.
The last time Mega Millions climbed above $500 million, it eventually resulted in a $1.537 billion jackpot won at a KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C. The ticket was the largest single winner in lottery history.
The Mega Millions jackpot now stands at an estimated $530 million for Friday night’s drawing, making it the seventh largest in Mega Millions history. The jackpot has a cash option of $343.9 million before taxes.
Mega Millions numbers
The Mega Millions winning numbers from the Tuesday, June 4 drawing were 25, 37, 46, 48 and 68, and Mega Ball 25.
When are the Mega Millions draw days?
Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday.
What time is the Mega Millions drawing?
Mega Millions drawings are televised in Indianapolis on Fox59 at 11 p.m. ET.
Mega Millions’ official YouTube channel provides videos of the drawing shortly after the event takes place.
What does a Mega Millions ticket cost?
Mega Millions tickets sell for $2 each.
Mega Millions players can purchase the Megaplier for an extra $1 per ticket for a chance to multiply a non-jackpot prize up to five times.
Deadline to buy Mega Millions tickets
Mega Millions sales end at 10:44 p.m. ET in Indiana. Check with your local state lottery for cut-off times.
Odds of winning Mega Millions
The odds of buying a winning Mega Millions are 1 in 24. The odds of winning the jackpot are a mere 1 in 302,575,350. Matching five numbers for a $1 million is a 1 in 12,607,306 chance.
If you win …
Lottery officials recommend securing a winning ticket before anything else.
Call the number on the back of your winning ticket to notify lottery officials. Indiana winners can call (800) 955-6886 when they’re ready to claim their prize.
How long before you get paid?
The winner will usually receive funds within 24 to 48 hours.
The Mega Millions monies must be collected from all 44 participating states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Fund are placed into a central depository before being dispersed.