Mega Millions is one of America's two big jackpot games, and the only one with Match 5 prizes up to $5 million (with the optional Megaplier). Mega Millions; Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery played across 47 localities in North America with a starting jackpot of $40 million. The top prize rolls over when it is not won and has regularly exceeded $500 million since changes were made to the game in 2017. Mega Millions results for the last eight draws are displayed on this page. Draws take place twice a week, on a Tuesday evening and a Friday evening and this page is updated as soon as the latest results are available.
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Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery played across 47 localities in North America with a starting jackpot of USD $40 million. The top prize rolls over when it is not won and has regularly exceeded USD $500 million since changes were made to the game in 2017.
Players are required to select five white numbers from a possible 70, followed by one red Mega Ball from a second pool of 25. The jackpot is won if any ticket matches the full set of numbers, while there are eight more prize tiers rewarding players who match fewer numbers.
This Mega Millions data includes all draws up to and including Friday 5th February 2021. Chronology is used to distinguish ties.
Prize Draw Information
The last jackpot drawn on Friday 5th February 2021 for Mega Millions was USD $54 Million
The next estimated Mega Millions jackpot is USD $68 Million
Mega Millions Numbers (Last 10 Draws)
|Draw Date:||Winning Numbers:||Draw Detail:|
|Friday 5th February 2021|
|Tuesday 2nd February 2021|
|Friday 29th January 2021|
|Tuesday 26th January 2021|
|Friday 22nd January 2021|
|Tuesday 19th January 2021|
|Friday 15th January 2021|
|Tuesday 12th January 2021|
|Friday 8th January 2021|
|Tuesday 5th January 2021|
Mega Millions Odds & Prize Draw Breakdown
Players must pick 5 balls from a pool of 70 and 1 Mega Ball from a separate pool of 25.
|Numbers Matched||Odds (Rounded)|
|5 Main Numbers + Mega Ball (Jackpot)||1 in 302,575,350|
|5 Main Numbers||1 in 12,607,306|
|4 Main Numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 931,001|
|4 Main Numbers||1 in 38,792|
|3 Main Numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 14,547|
|3 Main Numbers||1 in 606|
|2 Main Numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 693|
|1 Main Numbers + Mega Ball||1 in 89|
|Mega Ball Only||1 in 37|
Approx. Overall Odds: 1 in 24
An extra option for Mega Millions players in the majority of states is to add the Megaplier to their ticket. The Megaplier provides a way to multiply the value of non-jackpot prizes by up to five times, so anyone who has added the option to their ticket will see their award increased if they have matched enough numbers.
A multiplier – 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x – will be drawn at random before the main draw takes place and winning players will have their prize boosted by the value of that multiplier. The following table shows the odds of each Megaplier being selected.
|2x||1 in 3|
|3x||1 in 2.5|
|4x||1 in 5|
|5x||1 in 15|
Mega Millions Draw Details
Mega Millions History
Mega Millions can trace its roots back to August 1996, when it was launched as The Big Game and tickets were sold across six states for its Friday night draws. The original game required players to select five numbers from a pool of 50, plus one additional number from a second pool of 25. Jackpots could be claimed only via the annuity option.
The increased popularity of the game led to an additional Tuesday draw being introduced in February 1998. In January 1999, the number matrix was changed to five from 50 and one from 36, combined with the option of a lump-sum payout for jackpot winners.
In May 2002 the game was rebranded as Mega Millions and the matrix changed again, in order to generate bigger jackpots by making it harder to win. Players were now required to match five from 52 plus one from 52 to win the jackpot.
The next matrix change occurred in June 2005, which was when California joined the game. Once again, both pools were changed to lengthen the odds against winning, which meant that players now needed to match five from 56 plus one from 46 to win the jackpot.
The format was altered again in October 2013 to help accelerate the build-up of prize money. The number of balls in the main pool increased to 75, while the Mega Ball pool decreased to just 15 numbers.
In October 2017, Mega Millions underwent several more changes in a bid to keep the game fresh. A reduction of the main ball pool to 70, combined with an increase of the Mega Ball pool to 25, left the odds of winning the jackpot longer than the odds of winning Powerball. However, the 2017 changes did shorten the overall odds of winning a prize.
The latest changes helped to create the biggest Mega Millions jackpot of all time on 23rd October 2018, when a single ticket holder from South Carolina matched all the numbers drawn to win $1.53 billion. Free 1000000 wsop chips.
Mississippi became the 48th locality in the US to offer Mega Millions. Tickets went on sale in the state on January 30th 2020.
Page Last Updated: Saturday, 6 February 2021 05:30 AM
North Carolina Mega Millions Prize Amounts
Next Mega Millions Drawing Date
|5 of 5 w/ Mega Ball||Jackpot|
|5 of 5||$1,000,000|
|4 of 5 w/ Mega Ball||$10,000|
|4 of 4||$500|
|3 of 5 w/ Mega Ball||$200|
|3 of 5||$10|
|2 of 5 w/ Mega Ball||$10|
|1 of 5 w/ Mega Ball||$4|
|0 of 5 w/ Mega Ball||$2|
North Carolina Mega Millions Megaplier Prize Amounts
|Numbers Correct||Megaplier 2X||Megaplier 3X||Megaplier 4X||Megaplier 5X|
|5 of 5||$2,000,000||$3,000,000||$4,000,000||$5,000,000|
|4 of 5 w/ Megaplier||$20,000||$30,000||$40,000||$50,000|
|4 of 5||$1,000||$1,500||$2,000||$2,500|
|3 of 5 w/ Megaplier||$400||$600||$800||$1,000|
|3 of 5||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|2 of 5 w/ Megaplier||$20||$30||$40||$50|
|1 of 5 w/ Megaplier||$8||$12||$16||$20|
|0 of 5 w/ Megaplier||$4||$6||$8||$10|
North Carolina Mega Millions FAQs
Can I buy a NC Mega Millions ticket online?
If you're in Texas, California, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Washington or Pennsylvania you can purchase Mega Millions tickets through Lottery.com at play.lottery.com!
When is the North Carolina Mega Millions?
North Carolina Mega Millions drawings take place twice a week on Tuesday and Friday nights.
Mega Millions Last 100 Draws
What time is the North Carolina Mega Millions drawing?
11:00 PM ET
What is the NC Mega Millions jackpot?
Mega Millions jackpots roll-over until there is a winner or multiple winners. You can find the latest North Carolina Mega Millions jackpot amounts here on the Lottery.com North Carolina Mega Millions Jackpots page.
Mega Millions Drawing Days
Did anyone win the NC Mega Millions?
When Mega Millions resets to the minimum jackpot, it’s an indication that one or more players won in the most recent drawing.
What are the NC Mega Millions winning numbers?
View the latest Mega Millions winning numbers in the Lottery.com app or on the Lottery.com website following each drawing here on the North Carolina Mega Millions Results page.
What are the odds of winning?
Higher than you think! The odds of winning a prize are 1 in 24.