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Lottery results LIVE – Jan 28, 22 Mega Millions jackpot has ONE winning ticket before the big draw Jan 29, 22 Powerball

A TICKET in California has won a $421 million Mega Millions jackpot, and someone could win an estimated $104 million in tonight’s Powerball draw.

The winning numbers in the Mega Millions draw were: 3, 16, 25, 44, 55 and 13.

Tickets are purchased at an outside Chevron gas station Los Angelesaccording to the California Lottery.

This is the 13th largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

“Today is Good Friday for MEGA in California!” Lottery teased on Twitter.

If you don’t win the Mega Millions jackpot, you still have a chance to win a fortune in tonight’s Powerball draw.

No one won Powerball on Wednesday, so the jackpot will top $100 million for the Saturday night draw.

According to the Powerball website, the jackpot will be estimated at $104 million with a cash option of $72.5 million.

Read our lottery live blog for the latest news and updates

  • Prove a point

    Glenda Blackwell, of North Carolina, bought a scratch-off lottery ticket in 2016 to prove to her husband that buying lottery tickets was a waste of money.

    Instead, she accidentally won $1 million.

  • Special prize won in 2021

    The Powerball jackpot has been hit six times in 2021:

    • January 20 – $731.1 million – Maryland
    • January 23 – $23.2 million – New Jersey
    • January 30 – $33.2 million – New Jersey
    • March 27 – $235.4 million – Florida
    • June 5 – $285.6 million – Florida
    • October 4 – $699.8 million – California
  • Jackpot Prize Option

    Jackpot winners can choose to receive their lottery prizes as an annuity or as a one-time payment.

    With the annuity option, winners are guaranteed to receive 30 graduation payments over 29 years.

    Annual payments increase 5 percent each year until the 30th and final payment, with all 30 payments adding up to the value of the annuity.

  • How Powerball and Multiplier work

    The Powerball The website explains: “The Powerball jackpot grows until it is won. The player chooses five numbers from 1 to 69; and a Powerball number from 1 to 26”

    “Players can multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 10 times with the Power Play® option for an extra $1 per play.”

  • Powerball jackpot estimated at $104 million

    If you don’t win the Mega Millions jackpot, you still have a chance to win a fortune in tonight’s Powerball draw.

    No one won the Powerball on Wednesday so the jackpot would top $100 million for Saturday night’s drawing.

    According to the Powerball website, the jackpot will be estimated at $104 million with a cash option of $72.5 million.

  • CALIFORNIA TICKET WIN MEGA MILLION JACKPOT

    A California ticket won the $421 million Mega Millions jackpot, and someone could win an estimated $104 million in tonight’s Powerball draw.

    The winning numbers in the Mega Millions draw were: 3, 16, 25, 44, 55 and 13.

    The ticket was purchased at a Chevron gas station outside Los Angeles, according to the California Lottery.

    This is the 13th largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

    “Today is Good Friday for MEGA in California!” Lottery teased on Twitter.

  • 302 million different number combinations

    If you play every possible number combination for Mega Millions, at $2 per ticket, you could end up spending more than the jackpot is even worth.

    With 302 million number combinations, you’ll spend $604 million playing them all.

  • Where can I play Mega Millions?

    Tickets are available from lottery retailers in 45 states, plus Washington DCand the US Virgin Islands.

    More information on where to play in the 47 jurisdictions available on Mega Millions Where to Play webpage.

  • Does every state have a lottery?

    Six states in the United States do not have state lotteries.

    They also don’t sell Mega Millions or Powerball tickets.

    Those states are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada, and Utah.

  • How is the Mega Millions jackpot estimated?

    Lottery officials said members of Mega Millions The group meets every Tuesday and Friday morning to determine the estimated jackpot for the next two draws.

    Lottery representatives share their state’s sales forecast to estimate total projected sales for the drawings.

    Sales estimates are then used to determine the estimated cash value of the jackpot and the advertised annuity value, with the annuity value based on that date’s 30-year U.S. Treasury rate. , this rate may change daily.

  • 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 is 2by2? continue

    “Each play costs $1,” the site adds.

    “Buy one ticket multiple consecutive draws and qualify for the Tuesday 2by2 feature, where all prizes won on Tuesday automatically double in value!”

  • What is Powerball 2by2?

    The Powerball website describes another way to win called 2by2.

    “Very easy to play. Choose two red numbers from 1 to 26 and two white numbers from 1 to 26 or let the lottery terminal randomly select your numbers”.

  • Report lottery scam, continue

    The Federal Trade Commission has more information on lottery scams and other scams at http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0086-international-lottery-scams.

    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.

  • Avoid lottery scams, part three

    Finally, be wary that someone might be using the lottery’s name without permission or without knowing about the lottery.

    • Never give out personal information or send money unless you verify the legitimacy of the company or an attorney.
    • If someone offers to transfer your “wins” directly to your bank account, do not give them your bank account information.
    • If you are told that you can “verify” the prize by calling a certain number, the number may be part of a scam. Instead of calling, 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. If you participate, your name and contact information may be on a list shared with other scammers.
  • Avoid Lottery Scams, part two

    The lottery goes on to say that if you have a caller ID, check the area code when someone calls you to know you’ve won.

    If the call comes from abroad, it’s a red flag, among others:

    • Some scammers use technology to disguise their area codes, so even if it looks like they’re calling from your state, they could be anywhere.
    • Be suspicious if the e-mail has typos or poor grammar, or if the person talking on the phone uses poor English.
    • If you’ve been told you need to keep your “wins” a secret, be skeptical.
    • No real lottery requires winners to put up their own money to claim the prize they won. If you were asked to pay any fees to receive your winnings, you didn’t win.
  • Tips to avoid being scammed

    Lottery provides a wide range of pointers to help players avoid being scammed.

    • If someone says you’ve won a lottery that you’ve never played, be suspicious. You can’t legally win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket.
    • If you are in a jurisdiction outside the market area of ​​the lottery or game in question as the source of the “prize”, it is a scam.
    • Real lotteries do not hold “international” sweepstakes, contests or prizes for people living outside of their market area. For example, Mega Millions is only played in the United States.
  • Use a debit or credit card to purchase tickets

    Whether you can use a debit or credit card to buy lottery tickets depends on where you are.

    In 21 states, you can buy lottery tickets with a credit card.

    However, 29 states do not allow this.

    Within these rules, some stores won’t allow you to use the card due to their own rules, so it’s best to have cash on hand if you’re planning to buy a lottery ticket.

  • Financial advice for winners

    Lottery officials strongly encourage major prize winners to seek professional financial advice.

    Mega Millions states on its website that the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants offers a variety of financial planning tool and can help the winner find a personal finance professional.

  • Award record

    On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize pool of any jackpot game to that point: $656 million.

    Prizes are split in three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland.

    The record was finally surpassed by the Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

  • Man wins lottery lottery twice in five months

    Which man? won the lottery twice in five months purchased both scratch cards from the same store.

    James Courtemanche, 43, from Ontario, has won more than £110,000 in cash from two tickets to the Minnow Lake Kwik Way in Sudbury, Canada.

    He won $88,888 (£51,883) in 2021 and then won a second total of $100,000 (£58,369) this year.

    “I couldn’t believe it was happening,” James said. I was surprised – and then I remembered good things happening on three occasions, so I was ready for my next one. ”

  • Lucky cookie payment

    In March 2005, more than 110 second prize winners received Powerball prizes.

    They split a $19.4 million jackpot.

    Known as the “lucky cookie reward,” 21 of the winners received $500,000 and 89 each received $100,000.

  • ‘Gotta plays every drawing’

    A source told Seattle Times that with a new drawing comes the responsibility of having to play all the time.

    “You can’t skip a drawing to save a few dollars and then have your numbers. You will kill yourself; you have to play every drawing,” they said.

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