Get ready for a record-breaking Mega Millions jackpot!
The drawing on Tuesday, May 18, has the estimated jackpot sitting at $468 million. Moreover, there is an eye-popping $316.2 million cash option for the potential jackpot winner.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, May 18
Don’t forget that you have two chances to win the Mega Millions jackpots because drawings occur on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST. Check back for this evening’s winning numbers below.
Winning numbers: 3 – 5 – 56 – 61 – 66 Mega Ball: 4
A look back at the top ten Mega Millions jackpots
With Tuesday’s jackpot soaring to new heights, let’s take a look at the top ten Mega Millions jackpots:
|Jackpot Amount||Date Won||Winner State|
|$1.5 billion||Oct. 23, 2018||SC|
|1.05 billion||Jan. 22, 2021||MI|
|$656 million||Mar. 30, 2012||IL, KS|
|$648 million||Dec. 17, 2013||CA, GA|
|$543 million||July 24, 2018||CA|
|$536 million||July 8, 2016||IN|
|$533 million||Mar. 30 2018||NJ|
|$522 million||June 7, 2019||CA|
|$468 million||May 18, 2021||TBD-?|
|$451 million||Jan. 5, 2018||FL|
Moreover, Friday’s jackpot had plenty of winners. Nationwide, there were over 1.23 million winning tickets sold. However, one ticket sold in California matched all five white balls or a Match 5 winner, good for the second-place prize.
Kings Beverage Company located at 2227 Lake Tahoe Blvd. in Lake Tahoe sold the winner. In CA, winning amounts are determined on a pari-mutuel basis, which varies depending on ticket sales and amount of winners. Thus, the second-place winner on Friday is worth $894,156.
Play Mega Millions online
As a reminder, you can play and buy your Mega Millions tickets online in Pennsylvania. The state-run PA online lottery offers not just traditional lottery draw games like Powerball and Mega Millions, but other fun alternatives as well. Best of all, there is a welcome bonus for new players.
Finally, there are other states that allow for the sale of lottery tickets online:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Win or lose, please play responsibly.