For Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Mega Millions will draw for an estimated jackpot of $24 million. Of course, a cash option of $19.7 million is available to the potential winner.
Previously, the Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, Aug. 7, were 4 – 44 – 53 – 64 – 70, with a Megaball of 3. The Megaplier was 3x. The Aug. 7 Mega Millions estimated jackpot was $22 million.
Mega Millions eliminates minimum jackpot increases
But wait a minute. The Aug. 7 estimated jackpot was $22 million, while tonight’s jackpot is an estimated $24 million. So what gives?
Back in April, the Mega Millions Consortium announced some changes to the Mega Millions jackpot. This was in direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic slowing down sales of lottery games.
The following Mega Millions jackpot factors have changed:
- No fixed minimum jackpot increase amounts.
- Mega Millions roll amounts depend on lottery ticket sales and interest rates.
- Jackpots reset to $20 million rather than $40 million when they hit.
Purchasing lottery tickets online in PA
Despite the Mega Millions jackpot not making a huge jump, winning the jackpot could still make you a multimillionaire. And you don’t even need to go wait in line at a physical lottery retailer.
Try buying tonight’s Mega Millions lottery drawing tickets online. New players to the PA online lottery will receive up to $250 for a first matched deposit bonus, plus $20 to try out the PA Lottery games online.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 11
The Mega Millions drawings occur weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. EST. Here at PlayPennsylvania, we report the winning numbers after each drawing. So be sure to check back below:
Winning numbers: 8 – 22 – 29 – 43 – 56, Megaball 9
Again, we always encourage and remind you to please play responsibly.