United States Mega Millions Lottery Results Today August 9 2022. 11PM. GMT -5.
Next Jackpot: $52 Million
Illinois winner recently claims $1.37billion Mega Millions jackpot.
Game Type:5/70 + 1/25
Bonus Number:1 number between 1 and 25 (the “Mega Ball”)
Multiplier:Yes (the “Megaplier”)
Drawing Days:Tue, Fri
Drawing Time:11:00 PM Eastern Time (GMT-5:00)
Draw Method: Mechanical Lottery Ball Machine
How to Play United States Mega Millions
Pick five numbers from 1 to 70.
Pick a Mega Ball number from 1 to 25.
Decide whether to add the Megaplier.
Alternatively, where available, select to play Just the Jackpot.
After the draw, check if you’ve won.
$2 per play.
$1 to add the Megaplier.
$3 for the Just the Jackpot plays (available in certain jurisdictions).
Tips on How to Win the Lottery
Here are eight useful suggestions for increasing your lottery winnings chances
Buy more tickets. But you’ll spend more money and you may still not win any of them. But at least 10 chances of winning is obviously greater than just 1 chance by 10. And what you can be certain of is that if any of them wins, you’ll recover your money back.
Form a lottery syndicate or group where you all play as one. This means you get more tickets and lottery numbers which will result to a higher chances of winning. Imagine having a group of 100 people who buy 10 tickets each, that’s 1000 tickets, 1000 chances of winning. BUT becareful with this idea, as people are not trust worthy. The eventual winner of the lottery may betray all of you. So only join groups with people you can trust with your life. And also if you win, don’t betray others.
Don’t choose consecutive numbers. For example, suppose you’re playing a lottery with five winning numbers and you have till number 55 to choose from. The total number must be between 104 and 176. According to studies, approximately 70% of lottery winnings fall into this category.
Don’t choose a number that falls in the same number group or ending with a similar digit. Although, there is a possibility that you may win, but the probability is very low.
Look for more unpopular games played at odd times. Don’t go for lottery games that always have a winner try to explore other unpopular games. Most likely, people will all go to that lottery game, so your chance of winning is lesser. Go to the less popular, with lesser game player, so your odd of winning is higher.
Some people tend to play lotto based from the numbers of their birthday, or the birthday of a family member. If this happens, you will usually get more numbers from 1 to 31, as this corresponds to the days in the calendar method. If you choose numbers above 31, this may not increase your chance of winning but it can boost your probability of not sharing the prize with anyone.
Keep in mind that every number in the lottery has an equal probability of being chosen as the winning number. There is no software that could predict the exact winning number. But you can increase your chance of not splitting the jackpot price if you use the not so common number.
Play the right games. There are many kinds of lottery games that you could play. If you join the national lottery draw, there is much broader number pool as compared with a local or state lottery. In a local lottery, the odd of winning is higher compared with a nationwide lottery.
Mega Millions Lottery is available in the following states:
Arizona • Arkansas • California • Colorado • Connecticut • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Idaho • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Kansas • Kentucky • Louisiana • Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • Mississippi • Missouri • Montana • Nebraska • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New Mexico • New York • North Carolina • North Dakota • Ohio • Oklahoma • Oregon • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • South Carolina • South Dakota • Tennessee • Texas • Vermont • Virginia • Washington • Washington, D.C. • West Virginia • Wisconsin • Wyoming
In California, the Megaplier feature is not accessible. Additionally, unlike every other state that offers Mega Millions, California rewards all Mega Millions prizes on a pari-mutuel basis, which means that the prize sums will fluctuate depending on how many winners there were and how many tickets were bought in California for each drawing.