What Are the Mega Millions Winning Numbers for May 17?

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What are tonight’s Megamillions results for May 17? (Getty)

Tonight’s Mega Millions drawing will happen at 11:00 pm Eastern. Keep an eye on this story. We have the winning numbers for May 17 right here:

17 – 24 – 27 – 48 – 75 And a Mega ball of 6

Mega Millions is a nationwide lottery played similar to the Powerball, but with slightly lower jackpots. Tonight’s Mega Millions is worth $174 million, or $114 million if you take the lump cash sum (before taxes.) If you want to know which Mega Millions numbers are most commonly picked, please see this story.

The chances of winning the Mega Millions is about 1 in 258 million, similar to the chances of winning the Powerball jackpot. Each time someone doesn’t win the jackpot, the jackpot grows for the next drawing.

How do you know if you won the Mega Millions? You’ll need to match five white balls in any order along with the Mega Ball. If you do win, make sure you know the deadline for claiming your prize. One Powerball winner still hasn’t claimed their prize, but the deadline is still far away. (Find out more about the Powerball deadlines here.)

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