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Mega Millions Winning Numbers for October 19 2018

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Looking for the winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday? With a $1 billion jackpot up for grabs, we bet you are. Here they are:

  • 65
  • 53
  • 23
  • 15
  • 70
  • Mega ball: 7

The Megaplier is 2X.

What it takes to win

Even if you only match one number, you will earn some sort of Mega Millions prize. During the Tuesday drawing, there were several million-dollar winners who matched all but the yellow ball in the drawing, including two in Pennsylvania.

Here is a breakdown of the payouts and odds:

# of matching white balls# of matching yellow ballsPrize amountOdds
51Jackpot1 in 302,575,350
50$1,000,0001 in 12,607,306
41$10,0001 in 931,001
40$5001 in 38,792
31$2001 in 14,547
30$101 in 606
21$101 in 693
11$41 in 89
10$21 in 37
Overall chance of a prize1 in 24

Use the PA iLottery app to scan your tickets

Did you go in with your co-workers on Mega Millions tickets? Rather than go through them by hand searching for a winner, have a computer do it for you.

One of the features of the PA iLottery mobile app is that you can scan winning tickets with your phone to see exactly how much the ticket is worth. Plus, if the tickets are not winners, the app can let you know what second chance drawings you can enter them in.

If you don’t want to miss out on the winning numbers the next time Mega Millions or Powerball swells, you can also use the app to see the winning numbers as well as the jackpot size.

To download the PA iLottery app, just head on over to the PA iLottery website and download it to your phone.

What to do if you have a winning Lottery ticket

If you do have a winner, take a deep breath before you do anything. If the prize is big, you may want to consult an attorney before contacting the Lottery office.

Most importantly, do not immediately sign the back of your ticket. In order to redeem prizes, players do need to sign the ticket, but there are some things you want to consider.

If you bought as a group, you may want to create a trust to put the money in, that way the tax burden does not fall on a single individual.

Even if you bought a solo ticket, you may want to consider a trust in order to protect your privacy. If you sign your name to the back of the ticket, the Lottery has the right to release some of your personal details to the public. Should the spotlight not be your thing, you will want to take the necessary steps to remain anonymous.

About

Jessica Welman is the managing editor of PlayPennsylvania. A longtime poker media presence, Jess has worked as a tournament reporter for the World Poker Tour, co-hosted a podcast for Poker Road, and served as the managing editor for WSOP.com.