The big jackpot games are heating up once again, with both Mega Millions and Powerball grand prizes clocking in at over $200 million this week. Mega Millions has the higher prize at the moment, and a big drawing tonight. For Friday, Sept. 16, the Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $256 million.
A winner tonight can opt to take the winnings in a single payment equal to the cash value of the jackpot, which is $138 million before withholding. Otherwise, the annuity is paid out to the winner over 29 years in 30 payments that increase each year.
If you’ll be trying your luck tonight, check the Mega Millions winning numbers below, after the drawing at 11:00 p.m. ET.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, September 16, 2022
Winning numbers: 15 – 30 – 35 – 38 – 66
Mega Ball: 12
Recent Mega Millions and PA Lottery winners
In the previous Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, one player hit the second-tier prize. The ticket, sold in New York State, matched all five of the white balls drawn, but not the yellow Mega Ball. That ticket is now worth $1 million.
On Tuesday, the Megaplier drawn was 4x, which means that lucky player could have had a $4 million payday if they had spent the extra $1 for the ticket add-on. The odds of the 4x Megaplier coming up are 1 in 5. Even the lowest possible multiplier, 2x, doubles all prizes other than the jackpot.
A PA Lottery player hit a nice win this week, as well, on Cash 5 With Quick Cash. A ticket sold in Pittsburgh was the single winner of Wednesday’s $570,000 jackpot. In-N-Out Corner Market at 4900 Penn Avenue in Pittsburgh, earns a $5,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
PA Lottery tickets now available online
Last year, the PA Lottery made most draw game tickets available online, only at the official PA iLottery site. Mega Millions, Powerball, Cash4Life, Treasure Hunt, Match 6 Lotto, and the PICK games are all there. Cash 5 With Quick Cash is slated to be added this year.
If you haven’t already joined, you can get started at PA iLottery today with our special $20 free play bonus offer. Sign up through our link and the online bonus money will be added to your account. New users also get a deposit match bonus up to $500.
Good luck and always remember to play responsibly.