Lottery Results LIVE – 1/7/22 Mega Millions winning numbers are TONIGHT drawn before Powerball 1/8/22 jackpot

ONE lucky person could instantly become super rich tonight if they win the Mega Millions jackpot.

Friday Mega Millions lottery there is a grand prize of $278 million on offer.

The Mega Millions draws take place Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET, and the next drawing is on Tuesday, January 4.

Friday’s draw came before Saturday’s Powerball, where $20 million was in line.

Powerball lottery Numbers are drawn three times a week: Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 11 p.m. ET.

Read our lottery live blog for the latest news and updates

  • How to play Mega Millions

    You win Mega Millions jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in one draw.

    The player chooses six numbers from two distinct groups of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (white ball) and one number from 1 to 25 (yellow Mega Ball) – or chooses Easy Pick / Quick Pick.

    Nine Ways to Win Prizes in Mega Millions Listed on the lottery website.

    Prizes range from jackpot down to $2.

  • Biggest Mega Millions Jackpot of 2021

    The biggest Mega Millions jackpot won in 2021 is a $1.050 billion prize, or $776.6 million in cash, won on January 22.

    The Wolverine FLL Club of Oakland County, Michigan took home the grand prize, according to Mega Millions website.

  • Winner goes bankrupt

    An estimated 70% of lottery winners spend their winnings quickly.

    They will lose all their remaining money within seven years of winning the jackpot.

  • Help gambling addiction

    The Powerball website provides information and resources about the dangers of gambling addiction.

    “For some people, gambling can become a problem. If you or someone you know has a gambling problem, there are some helpful resources listed below,” it wrote.

    National Council on Gambling
    24-hour secret national helpline
    Call: 1-800-522-4700
    Text: 1-800-522-4700
    Problematic Gambling Service Administrators Association

  • Difference between lottery ticket and scratch-off, thirds

    Ticket price for Powerball and Mega Millions hold steady at $2.

    Scratch game prices vary by game. Some cost as low as $1 while others can go as high as $20.

    However, jackpots and potential winnings are different for both lottery tickets and scratch games.

  • The difference between lottery tickets and scratch cards, part two

    With scratch tickets, you can choose which game you play, but other than that, there are no numbers for you to choose from.

    If you are playing a lottery game like Powerball or Mega Millions, you have the option to choose your numbers, although you can also play at random.

  • Difference between lottery ticket and scratch ticket

    Scratch tickets offer instant gratification, as you can tell within minutes of purchase whether you’ve won a prize.

    Lottery tickets have a fixed pattern, so you’ll have to wait and see if you win.

  • Mega Millions jackpot history

    Mega Millions has awarded 23 jackpots worth more than $300 million, according to the gaming website.

    That includes the record $1.537 billion Mega Millions won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.

  • Winning doesn’t cure depression

    Research research found that while winning a few million dollars improves mood, overall happiness is short-lived.

    The researchers wrote:

    “Ultimately, the thrill of winning the lottery goes away on its own. If all things are judged on the extent to which they are so far removed from basic past experience, gradually even the most positive events will cease to have an impact as they are absorbed by themselves. to the new baseline against which subsequent events are evaluated. “

  • Report lottery scam, continue

    The Federal Trade Commission has more information on lottery scams and other scams at

    To file a complaint or get free information, call toll free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

    If you are the victim of a scam, you should contact your local police or sheriff’s office, or your state police.

  • Report Lottery Scams

    If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, the number may be part of a lottery scam.

    Instead of calling it, you should look up the name of the organization or the lottery yourself for its actual contact information.

    If you think someone on the phone is trying to scam you, hang up immediately because if you involve them in a conversation, your name and contact information could be on a shared list. with other scammers.

  • Is there a lottery age requirement?

    People must be 18 years of age or older to buy lottery tickets in most states of the United States.

  • How do you receive an award?

    The prize must be claimed in the jurisdiction in which you purchased the winning ticket.

    Players can generally claim prizes of up to $600 at any licensed lottery retailer in the jurisdiction where they purchased the ticket, Powerball website said.

    Prizes over $600 can be claimed at some lottery offices depending on the amount, and also at lottery headquarters. Contact your lottery for questions.

  • How much goes unclaimed?

    According to lottery expert Brett Jacobson, in the 12-month period ending June 2017, nearly $3 billion went unclaimed.

    In 2017 alone, there were over 160 unclaimed prizes of $1 million or more.

  • What happens to unclaimed prizes?

    Follow Powerball website, “Unclaimed prizes are held by the lottery governing body.”

    That means the money is usually returned to the states that sold the tickets for that game. Each state has its own set of rules from which to determine what actually happens to the money.

    In some cases, it is returned to the player.

  • How long do you have to receive the prize?

    Powerball tickets typically have expiration dates that vary from 90 days to a year depending on where they’re sold Powerball website.

    The expiration date may be listed on the back of your ticket.

    If not, check with your state lottery office.

  • Mega Millions drawing, continue

    Steps to prepare for a Mega Millions draw include:

    • Drawers and ball sets for each game are selected at random and certified by external auditors to ensure the balls and equipment allow each number an equal chance of being drawn.
    • Each lottery machine and ball set goes through a series of tests before drawing the numbers to ensure the absolute randomness of the results.
    • The two lottery officers are lottery officers and a member of the independent audit firm that administers the tests and conducts/observes the draw.
    • All equipment is securely maintained with limited access granted to lottery officials only.
  • Where do the Mega Millions drawings take place?

    The Mega Millions drawings were held at the WSB-TV studio in Atlanta, Georgia, every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

    Many things go to success Mega Millions drawing, including three hours of preparation even though the drawing took less than 60 seconds. Lottery Results LIVE – 1/7/22 Mega Millions winning numbers are TONIGHT drawn before Powerball 1/8/22 jackpot


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