Did anyone win tonight’s $1 billion Mega Millions lottery for January 22? We now know that yes, someone won the $1 billion-dollar jackpot and now the jackpot is going to start over at $20 million. Here are all the details.
Someone in Michigan Won the $1 Billion Jackpot
Tonight’s winning numbers were: 4 – 26 – 42 – 50 – 60 with a yellow Mega ball of 24. The Megaplier was 2X.
Typically, it takes about two hours to find out if anyone won a Mega Millions jackpot as large as tonight’s was. We knew the results shortly before 1 a.m. Eastern.
According to Mega Millions’ webpage, the jackpot winner is from Michigan.
The drawing is at 11 p.m. Eastern (10 p.m. Central/9 p.m. Mountain/8 p.m. Pacific) on Tuesdays and Fridays. It’s typically not until after 1 a.m. Eastern when we know if anyone won, and that was right around when we found out this week. When the jackpot was $432 million on January 5, we still didn’t know that no one had won by 1 a.m. Eastern. Then for January 15 when the jackpot was much higher, the results weren’t known until about 2 a.m. Eastern. But for January 19, we knew the results by 12:45 a.m. Eastern, which was close to when we found out the results for January 22.
Other People Who Won on January 22
Mega Millions has updated its official website to show the jackpot is starting over at $20 million after someone walked away with the $1 billion jackpot.
There were other winners too. In six states, 10 players were Match 5 winners, walking away with $1 million. These were two players in Florida, two in New York, one in Maryland, one in Missouri, one in Pennsylvania, and one in New Jersey.
Two players were Match 5 Megaplier winners, meaning they will get $2 million. These players were in North Carolina and Virginia.
In addition, 187 people won $10,000, with 31 winning $20,000 thanks to the Megaplier. And 4,575 people won $500, plus 654 won $1,000 thanks to the Megaplier. The prizes after that are worth $200 or less and had thousands of winners too.
The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 302.6 million, which are actually less than the odds of winning the Powerball, which is 1 in 292.2 million. In order to win the jackpot, you’d need to match all five white balls and the yellow Mega ball.
How Much Is Tonight’s Jackpot Worth?