Welcome to August!
For the new month, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot sits at $179 million for Tuesday, August 3 with a $129.5 million cash option.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 3
There are two Mega Millions drawings that take place on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST. Check back for this evening’s winning numbers.
Winning numbers: 1 – 9 – 17 – 27 – 34
Mega Ball: 24
$1 million NC winner
Out of Charlotte, NC, a recent winner stepped forward to claim his million-dollar prize. Thanks to a $2 investment, Matthew Simmons struck it rich on the July 2 Mega Millions drawing.
Simmons bought his lucky ticket at the 7-Eleven located at 1824 Freedom Dr in Charlotte, NC. According to the North Carolina Education Lottery, he claimed his prize last Thursday at the NC Lottery’s headquarters in Raleigh, NC.
The winning ticket matched all five white balls to win the game’s second prize. Overall, the odds of picking a ticket that matches all five white balls are 1 in 12.6 million. While those odds seem staggeringly high, remember that the odds of actually winning a Mega Millions jackpot sits at 1 in 302 million.
PA online lottery
Try out the PA online lottery for tonight’s Mega Millions tickets. As a new player, receive $5 in Free Play with no deposit at all! Then, when you are ready for a first deposit, receive 100% match bonus up to $500!
Even if you are not located in PA, there are other states that offer online lottery sales as well:
- New York
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
No matter how you choose to buy lottery tickets, please play responsibly.