Thursday, March 22, 2012

No Winner For Mega Millions Lottery

After Tuesday's drawing, no winning ticket number came out for the Mega Millions lottery which pushes the jackpot to a possible $290 million prize for Friday, March 23. The Mega Millions winning numbers drawn were 01-04-06-11-14, Mega Ball: 30. Megaplier multiplier was 4.

Among the whole 42 states where the Mega Million lottery tickets are sold, there were 68 tickets which got five numbers correct which gives each ticket holder approximately $250,000.

Mathematically, the odds of getting five numbers out of six, together with the mega number is 1 out of 175,711,536. But for the chance to win at least a prize, it's actually just a relatively low 1 out of 40 probability.

Mega Millions historically holds the largest payout every given for a lottery draw in the US which happened last March 6, 2007 with a jackpot of $390 million. Two winners, one from New Jersey, the other from Georgia, split the prize.

What is the schedule of the Mega Millions lottery drawings? It is held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern Time, 10:00 p.m. Central Time, 8:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Moreover, the next Powerball will be on Wednesday night. The jackpot for that game will be $70 million.