You’ve probably heard by now that the soaring Mega Millions jackpot had two winners last Friday night. That means the jackpot has reset to $20 million for tonight, Oct. 18. A winner can always choose to take the cash value of the prize in a single payment, and that lump sum value tonight is $10 million before taxes.
Friday’s jackpot was the second highest of the year so far, second only to the previous $1.337 billion prize hit in July. It took 22 drawings to finally produce a jackpot winner after the July win. It might not seem likely, but it is possible to have jackpot winners in two consecutive drawings. In fact, it happened earlier this year on April 12 and April 15.
If you bought a ticket, check the Mega Millions winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, October 18, 2022
Winning numbers: 1 – 15 – 20 – 44 – 67
Mega Ball: 23
Last week’s biggest Mega Millions winners
The pair of jackpot winners from Friday night will split the prize, entitling each to half of the estimated $502 million annuity. Either winner can choose to take their share in a single cash payment of $126 million before withholding.
Many other prizes were awarded on Friday, most notably three second-tier winners. Tickets sold in North Carolina and New Jersey matched the first five white balls, but not the yellow Mega Ball. Those tickets are worth $1 million each.
A ticket sold in Texas matched the same five numbers, but the player added the Megaplier option to their ticket. That winner will get $2 million. The Megaplier is the $1 ticket add-on that multiplies all prizes other than the jackpot.
Buy tickets online using the PA Lottery mobile app
PA residents can now buy Mega Millions and other PA Lottery tickets online thanks to recent legislation in the state. The PA Lottery has two official options for online tickets, through the PA iLottery mobile app or website.
New users can get a $20 free play bonus just for signing up. There’s also a deposit match bonus up to $500 for new online players.