Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $72 million Friday; Three tickets won the second prize

Texas Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 01:21 AM

Texas Mega Millions lottery News and Payout for Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 Drawing

The Mega Millions lottery grand prize is on the move again. The grand prize for the Friday, September 19th, 2014 drawing moves to $72 million with the cash option at $41.8 million. The numbers from Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 drawing were 25, 45, 51, 53, 73 with Mega Ball 02 and Megaplier 2. The Mega Millions grand prize has been growing for 100 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.One lucky player from Maryland won the $189 million top prize in Tuesday, October 1st, 2013 drawing.

Even though the jackpot was not awarded Tuesday evening, some players still walked away with huge pile of cash. There were three lucky winners correctly matched all 5 numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the second prize. The three second prize winning ticket(s) sold in California(2) and Pennsylvania(1) will collect a quarter million dollar cash each.

In addition, 18 tickets matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $10,000. Also, 255 tickets matched four of the five lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. Other prizes won included 1149 tickets that matched 3 white numbers in addition to the Mega Ball and won $150.

With nine prize levels, there were 2,168,268 winning tickets sold nationwide in the Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 drawing.

Mega Millions can be played in 43 states and Washington DC. It holds the record biggest jackpot in United States lottery history. Roughly 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back on the players in prizes. About 15% is used to as commission of retailers and lottery operating costs. Around 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the participating lottery states. Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. Mega Millions lottery uses a 5/75 (white balls) + 1/46 (Mega Balls) matrix to randomly choose winning numbers. The overall chances of winning any prizes are about 1 to 14. The odds of winning Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 258 million. The minimum Mega Millions advertised grand prize is $12 million. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly payments. Winners may choose one time lump sum cash payout instead.

There were 79,453 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of Texas. Find below the TX Mega Millions payout highlights for the Tuesday, September 16th, 2014's drawing.

  • 2 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Megaball and won $5,000 each.
  • 18 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $500 each.
  • 92 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Megaball and won $50 each.
  • 1175 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 and won $5 each.
  • 1931 ticket(s) matched 2 of 5 + Megaball and won $5 each.
  • 16352 ticket(s) matched 1 of 5 + Megaball and won $2 each.
  • 44444 ticket(s) matched Megaball Only and won $1 each.
  • 2 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 with multiplier purchased and won $1,000 each.
  • 24 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Megaball with multiplier purchased and won $100 each.
  • 278 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 with multiplier purchased and won $10 each.
  • 446 ticket(s) matched 2 of 5 + Megaball with multiplier purchased and won $10 each.
  • 3961 ticket(s) matched 1 of 5 + Megaball with multiplier purchased and won $4 each.
  • 10728 ticket(s) matched Megaball Only with multiplier purchased and won $2 each.



Tue Sep 16, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$62,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0003
California-2
Pennsylvania-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00018
4 of 5$500255
3 of 5 + Megaball$501,149
3 of 5$517,809
2 of 5 + Megaball$527,753
1 of 5 + Megaball$2242,131
Megaball Only$1675,919


Tue Sep 16, 2014 MEGA Millions Payout of Texas
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$00
5 of 5$1,000,0000
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,0002
4 of 5$50018
3 of 5 + Megaball$5092
3 of 5$51,175
2 of 5 + Megaball$51,931
1 of 5 + Megaball$216,352
Megaball Only$144,444


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