It’s Friday, and that means another big Mega Millions drawing takes place tonight. The jackpot now up for grabs is an estimated $42 million. A lucky winner tonight could choose to take the lump sum cash option worth $28.1 million before withholding.
The $42 million number is the annuitized payout. If a winner chooses the annuity option, the prize is paid out over 30 years. The winner gets an immediate payment, followed by annual payments that increase in value by 5% each year. The annuity option offers winners a stable income and protection against inflation, as the payments increase each year. Which option would you choose?
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, February 11, 2022
Check the Mega Millions winning numbers here at 11:00 p.m. after the drawing.
Winning numbers: 11 – 16 – 23 – 24 – 30
Mega Ball: 24
Luckiest state from Tuesday’s drawing
Mega Millions showed some love to the state of Indiana on Tuesday, awarding two Hoosiers the second-tier prize when their tickets matched the first five balls drawn. Those lucky players will take home $1 million each before taxes. Winner’s aren’t known until they claim their prize and their tickets are validated by their state’s lottery.
With the Megaplier ticket option, those prizes would have been $3 million. The Megaplier is a $1 add-on that multiplies lower-tier prizes based on the multiplier drawn. The multiplier drawn on Tuesday was 3x.
PA residents can try their luck online
Pennsylvania players can now buy tickets online at PA Online Lottery. This includes Mega Millions, Powerball and other PA Lottery games. Sign up today and explore the online instant-win games and other benefits it has to offer. For new players, there’s a $20 free play bonus and a deposit match of up to $500.