Mega Millions Website Down & Crashed: Alternative Site for Winning Numbers

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The Mega Millions lottery’s official website crashed again after the $1.1 billion drawing on Friday night, July 29, similarly to how it crashed on July 26 during the Tuesday night drawing. Visitors to the site saw a variety of errors, including Error 524 and Error 1016. Many visitors were trying to see the winning numbers or whether or not a jackpot winner had been announced, but instead were just greeted with error messages. If you’re wanting to see the winning numbers, we’re also provided an alternative site below.


The Website Crashed Again After the Drawing

As Heavy previously reported, it can take anywhere from one to two hours or more after a lottery drawing before Mega Millions announces if anyone won the big jackpot. With the drawing taking place at 11 p.m. Eastern, that means it could be as late as 1 a.m. Eastern or even later before we know if anyone won.

Typically the best site to check for the latest updates on whether anyone won is Mega Millions’ main website. However, instead of providing answers, the site crashed again on Friday night, just like it did on Tuesday night.

People who visited the site were greeted with several possible errors.

When Heavy visited on Tuesday night, the site read “Error 524: A Timeout occurred.” The error was listed as originating from the host and noted: “The origin web server timed out responding to this request.”

The error page went on to note: “The connection to the origin web server was made, but the origin web server timed out before responding. The likely cause is an overloaded background task, database or application, stressing the resources on your web server.”

On Friday night, the site gave an Error 1200 message to Heavy that read “This website has been temporarily rate limited.”

In other words, the large number of people visiting the site to learn if anyone won likely caused the site to crash again.

Others reported seeing an Error 1016 or “Origin DNS error.”

On Twitter, Tonya Simpson wrote, “I’m no conspiracy theorist BUT…. The mega millions site is down and numbers haven’t been posted. If there’s a winner tonight I’m gonna be suspicious 🤨.”

Quite a few people reported seeing the Error 1016 notice. The notice reads: “You’ve requested a page on a website that is on the Cloudflare network… Cloudflare is currently unable to resolve your requested domain.”

One person jokingly tweeted, “No matter what the Government says, must be in a recession – the #MegaMillions website has now been down for two hours from people trying to check the numbers.”

Others received an Error 522 message.

This one reads “Connection timed out.”

Quite a few people joked that something “nefarious” was going on.

Rachel Tiede joked on Twitter that the website being down “is pressing, because I’m pretty sure I won…$2.”


Alternative Sites

If the main Mega Millions site is still crashed, you can also check the LotteryHUB app and website. In 2014, MegaMillions reported that LotteryHUB was the official app of Powerball and Mega Millions. So that is your best bet if the official website is down.

LotteryHUB works similarly to the main website and will list results as “pending” when it’s not known if anyone won. It will reset the lottery amount if someone won, and show the increased amount for Tuesday if no one won.


What Were the Winning Numbers?

If you were going to visit the official website to see the winning numbers, then you might have some trouble if it’s still down.

According to WTNH, the winning numbers for Friday, July 29, are 67-45-57-36-13 and a Mega number of 14.

 

The $1.1 billion jackpot isn’t the largest in the lottery’s history. WRBL reported that the largest jackpot was $1.537 billion in October 2018. The winning ticket was sold in South Carolina.

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