Mega Millions Jackpot Heats Up To $86 Million For August 16; Don’t Forget To Enter PA Lottery Second-Chance Drawings

Written By Staff on August 16, 2022
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Mega Millions awarded a major jackpot just over two weeks ago that ranked as the second highest ever for the game, and the third largest in history. The grand prize has since reset, and it’s heating up quickly. For Aug. 16, the Mega Millions jackpot rolls to $86 million. The lump sum cash value of the prize is about $47 million before taxes.

So far this year, five players across the US have hit life-changing jackpot wins with Mega Millions. The jackpot was hit twice in April in consecutive drawings. A couple in Minnesota won $110 million on April 12, and took the $66.9 million cash option for their prize. In the very next drawing on April 15, a ticket sold in Tennessee hit the $20 million prize.

Check tonight’s Mega Millions winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m. ET.

Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Winning numbers: 33 – 35 – 41 – 45 – 51

Mega Ball: 1

Megaplier: 2x

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PA Lottery Second-Chance Drawing deadline approaching

You could be sitting on a potential pile of cash if you have old PA Lottery tickets around. The Double Dip Second-Chance Drawing allows players to enter any winning or non-winning draw game tickets for a chance to win a cash prize up to $100,000. Ten total cash prizes will be awarded, in addition to 50 prizes of $100 online.

Eligible tickets include Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life, Treasure Hunt, Match 6, Cash 5, the Pick games, and Keno purchased from July 12 to the deadline date of Aug. 25. This drawing excludes tickets purchased online.

PA online lottery makes it possible

To enter Second-Chance Drawings, you’ll need an account with the PA iLottery. Winners will be notified via email using the email address provided at sign up. It’s free to join, and you’ll even get a $20 free play bonus added to your account when you sign up now. You’ll also get a deposit match bonus up to $500.

Online players can enter some Second-Chance Drawings just by playing online games at PA iLottery. Current drawings are offering VIP tickets to Steelers and Eagles home games as prizes. Sign up to see all the promotions and bonuses you can enjoy as an online member.

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