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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, May 3, 2024

Is at the moment your fortunate day?

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot was an estimated $284 million with a money possibility of $130 million for Friday night time’s drawing, in accordance with the Mega Millions website.

The jackpot was final gained on March 26 when a lottery participant in New Jersey won $1.128 billion – the fifth largest Mega Millions ever.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $203 million for Saturday with a money possibility of $94.6 million, in accordance with the Powerball website.

What are the 5/3/24 winning Mega Millions numbers?

Check again right here at 11 p.m. for the Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, May 3, 2024:

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When is subsequent Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held each Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

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How do I play Mega Millions?

The value is $2 per ticket, however you’ll be able to add the Megaplier for $1, which is able to improve the quantity of your potential prize as much as 5 occasions the unique prize (besides for the jackpot).

Each participant selects 5 numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one quantity from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. However, you can too have the lottery machine generate a random Quick Pick for you. You do not must be a U.S. citizen or a resident of a specific state the place you buy your ticket.

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How many balls do I must match for Mega Millions prize?

You can win $2 for the matching only one – the Mega Ball. Short of the jackpot, you’ll be able to win as much as $1 million for matching all 5 white balls (besides in California). You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

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Where is the Mega Millions accessible?

You can play the sport in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The states not providing Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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Where can you purchase lottery tickets?

Tickets will be bought in-person at fuel stations, comfort shops and grocery shops. Some airport terminals can also promote lottery tickets.

You can even order tickets on-line by way of Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app permits you to choose your lottery recreation and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and gather your winnings all utilizing your telephone or residence laptop.

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What is deadline for shopping for Mega Millions tickets?

The deadline for buying a Mega Millions ticket varies by state so do not wait till the final minute. It will be quarter-hour to an hour or extra earlier than the precise drawing. For some third-party lottery apps, the deadline will be nearer to 2 hours earlier than the drawing. For instance, Jackpocket in New Jersey has a deadline of 9:15 p.m. for the 11 p.m. ET drawing.

Click here to check the deadline for where you live.

What are my odds of winning the lottery?

Playing the Mega Millions will be thrilling, however simply do not go spending these tens of millions earlier than you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1. The odds to match all 5 white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.

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What does money possibility imply?

The main lotteries within the United States provide two jackpot payout choices: annuity and money.

The annuity possibility is paid out over time. There is a direct fee after which 29 annual funds after that, rising by 5% every year. The money possibility is considerably decrease than the marketed jackpot, however it’s paid in a lump sum. You do not have to attend many years for all the cash.

Can a jackpot winner stay nameless?

In some states, like New Jersey, you’ll be able to win a lottery anonymously. That wasn’t at all times the case, however now winners are in a position to keep nameless underneath a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy. In different states, a winner’s title and hometown are a matter of public document. Check along with your state lottery for extra data.

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.602 billion, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  2. $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  3. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  4. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  5. $1.128 billion, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey

  6. $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  8. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  9. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  10. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here’s a take a look at the highest jackpots gained within the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California

  2. $1.765 billion, Powerball, Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California

  3. $1.602 billion, Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  4. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  6. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2022: Won in Maine

  7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  8. $1.326 billion, Powerball, April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon

  9. $1.128 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey

  10. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California

  11. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  12. $842.4 million, Powerball, Jan. 1, 2024: Won in Michigan

  13. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  14. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  15. $754.6 million, Powerball: Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  16. $731.1 million,, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  17. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  18. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  19. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  20. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

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This article initially appeared on NorthJersey.com: Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, May 3, 2024

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