Tonight’s Friday, July 24 Mega Millions jackpot is now an estimated $124 million. In case that isn’t enough to whet your appetite, the cash payout option is $99.9 million which would put you this close to triple-digit millionaire status, should you be the lucky winner.
Amazingly enough, the previous drawing on Tuesday, July 21 had no million-dollar winners. This means that no tickets even matched the five white balls.
The closest were 15 tickets matching four white balls with the gold megaball. Out of the 15, three opted to play the Megaplier multiplying their prize to $30,000. In Pennsylvania, 11 tickets matched four white balls to win $500 each.
Playing the Megaplier, purchasing tickets online
In our last article, we covered exactly how to play the Mega Millions online through the PA iLottery. In fact, if you are new to the PA Lottery, you can get a free $20 in bonus money along with a match deposit up to $250 by signing up here for free.
Without further ado, let’s delve into more information about the Megaplier. It costs just $1 to add on to your $2 Mega Millions ticket.
Essentially, the Megaplier multiplies your prize with the exception of the Mega Millions jackpot. However, you do not need to play the Megaplier to hit the big jackpot.
Before each Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier number is drawn from a set of balls containing the numbers 2 through 5. Below, we created a table showing exactly how the Mega Millions prizes work with or without the Megaplier.
|Numbers Matched||No Megaplier||2X Megaplier||3X Megaplier||4x Megaplier||5x Megaplier|
|5||$1 million||$2 million||$3 million||$4 million||$5 million|
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, July 24
Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET. You can find the winning Mega Millions numbers after the drawing below:
Winning numbers: 8 – 33 – 39 – 54 – 58 megaball 17
Are you the next Mega Millions jackpot winner?
Best of luck to you and please play responsibly.