Mega Millions Winning Numbers For Jan. 1

Written By Jessica Welman on January 1, 2019 - Last Updated on October 17, 2022
Winning lotto numbers

Happy New Year!

You know what would make it even happier? A $425 million estimated payday. PA Lottery players have a chance to rake in that heap of money to kick off 2019 if they have a winning Mega Millions ticket. The first drawing of the year is a big one. here are the winning numbers:

Winning numbers: 57-70-34-62-44
Mega Ball: 14

Stocked up on a pile of tickets? Don’t go through them one-by-one. Use you PA Lottery mobile app to scan your tickets for winners.

Should there be no winner in this drawing, the next one will yield one of the top five biggest jackpots in Mega Millions history.

One PA player already a millionaire

One lucky Pennsylvanian already won pretty big with Mega Millions. According to Fox43 local news, D&J Sandwich Shop in Reading, PA sold a winning $1 million ticket for the Dec. 28 draw. The ticket matched the five winning numbers, but failed to match the Mega Ball.

That winner has not come forward to claim winnings yet. It is not uncommon for winners to take some before collecting big paydays. In fact, the winner of the $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot back in October still has not come forward.

Should you win a big chunk of change in the lottery, it is best to consult with an attorney before signing the back of your ticket. Many states, including Pennsylania, allow you to remain anonymous about your winnings. However, forming a trust is the best way to do that. In order to do that, you want to sign your ticket with the name of the trust, not your name.

Mega Millions odds and payouts

Wondering what your chances are for the nearly half a billion dollar payday? Here is a look at your chances to win everything from a minimum payday to a big jackpot:

# of matching white balls# of matching yellow ballsPrize amountOdds
51Jackpot1 in 302,575,350
50$1,000,0001 in 12,607,306
41$10,0001 in 931,001
40$5001 in 38,792
31$2001 in 14,547
30$101 in 606
21$101 in 693
11$41 in 89
10$21 in 37
Overall chance of a prize1 in 24
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Jessica Welman has been a key voice in the legal betting industry since the repeal of PASPA in 2018. She contributed to and formerly managed several Catena Play-branded sites including PlayPennsylvania, PlayTenn and PlayIndiana. A longtime poker media presence, Jess has worked as a tournament reporter for the World Poker Tour, co-hosted a podcast for Poker Road, and served as the managing editor for

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