The Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $174 million ($142.9 million cash option) for Friday, April 24.
And listen up: When the jackpot finally hits, the amount will reset to $20 million rather than $40 million. That’s because lottery sales are down right now due to many retailers being closed in the national coronavirus shutdown.
So, might be time to play if you are so inclined.
If you live in the Keystone State, you can buy your draw tickets online at the PA iLottery, from the comfort of home or from the convenience of your phone.
And bonus time: If you sign up through our links here, you’ll get $20 extra, plus a generous deposit match.
The last winning Mega Million numbers — April 21
The April 21 drawing had winning numbers of 13 – 15 – 24 – 67 – 70 and megaball 17 with a megaplier of 2x. The megaplier is just a buck to add to any ticket and it multiplies non-jackpot winnings.
Two players, one in Jersey, one in North Carolina, matched all five white balls for the last drawing and won $1 million each, but because they each had added the 2x megaplier, they instead each scored $2 million.
Here are the winning April 24 numbers
Drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday around 11 p.m. ET. Here are the winning numbers for the drawing on Friday, April 24.
Winning numbers: 1 – 27 – 32 – 60 – 67 megaball 18
While the Mega Millions jackpot is growing at a slower speed now due to the virus cutting into retail sales, the grand prize remains huge.
And while many forms of wagering are on hiatus, the lottery continues with a life-changing payday in play.