Mega Millions Jackpot $300 Million for Jan. 11 Drawing; All Lotto Games Not Created Equal

Written By Staff on January 11, 2022

Another big drawing takes place tonight, for the Mega Millions jackpot currently worth an estimated $300 million. The lump sum cash option is $206.7 million for this Jan. 11 event.

Check your numbers and read the latest lottery news here every Tuesday and Friday for Mega Millions. The drawing takes place at 11:00 p.m. EST.

Winning Mega Millions numbers January 11, 2022

Winning numbers: 2 – 3 – 19 – 52 – 58

Mega Ball: 16

Megaplier:  2x

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What Are The Odds?

While chasing a giant jackpot from one of the multi-state lotteries is quite exciting, some people prefer to play state lotteries where the top prizes are smaller, but the chances of winning are greater. The PA Lottery offers several draw games that work similarly to Mega Millions and Powerball, but have much better jackpot odds.

For example, the Cash 5 With Quick Cash game offers a rolling jackpot (currently at $1.35 million) and a 1 in 962,598 chance of winning it. By contrast, the odds of hitting the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350. That means you’re about 314 times more likely to hit the top Cash 5 prize.

Another PA Lottery game with a rolling jackpot is Match 6 Lotto. The Grand Prize starts at $500,000 and the odds of taking it home are 1 in 4,661,272. That’s a slimmer chance than Cash 5 but you’re still 62.68 times more likely to win Match 6 than the Powerball jackpot, with its odds at 1 in 292,201,338. The state drawings are held each night, so the jackpot grows every day until someone wins it.

PA Lottery Scratch-Offs offer better odds as well, though the prizes and ticket cost vary by game. Visit PALottery.com for odds of winning, prizes remaining and more.

Pennsylvania Online Lottery

Another way to win with PA Lottery is a Second Chance drawing, offered for certain non-winning Scratch-Off and Fast Play tickets. Join the VIP Player’s Club at the PA Online Lottery to enter your eligible tickets for another chance to win. While you’re there, you can buy more tickets or play online instant-win games. Sign up now for $20 in free play and an opportunity for a deposit match up to $500.

Choose your games wisely, and always play responsibly.

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