When Is the Billion-Dollar Lottery? Mega Millions Drawing Time

The Mega Millions lottery has now reached $1.1 billion for the Friday, July 29, drawing. Here’s what time the drawing takes place tonight in numerous time zones, together with extra particulars about the way to play.

The Mega Millions Drawing Time Is 11 PM Eastern

The Mega Millions drawing is each Tuesday and Friday evening at 11 p.m. Eastern. So which means tonight on Friday, July 29, 2022, the following drawing shall be at 11 p.m. for what’s estimated to be a $1.1 billion jackpot.

In different occasions zones, that is 10 p.m. Central, 9 p.m. Mountain, and eight p.m. Pacific.

In Hawaii, that is 5 p.m. in Honolulu. In Alaska, it is 7 p.m. in Juneau, Alaska.

Note that some places broadcast the drawing a bit later than it truly occurs, so if you happen to’re watching on TV you will wish to be sure you discover a station that broadcasts the drawing stay. If you are watching a web based stay stream, then it ought to air concurrently with the drawing.

The finest strategy to watch the drawing is by watching through stay stream, and Heavy has offered some choices within the story right here. You may also watch on TV. If that is your choice, take a look at your native cable stations first to see if they’re exhibiting the drawing stay. Local WGN associates typically show the drawings too.

How to Play & Win

According to Mega Millions’ official web site, right here is how one can play. One ticket prices $2.

“Players could choose six numbers from two separate swimming pools of numbers – 5 totally different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one quantity from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball) – or choose Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six successful numbers in a drawing… Until additional discover, the beginning jackpot will range based mostly on gross sales and shall be introduced earlier than every drawing.”

Mega Millions notes that there are 9 alternative ways to win a prize.

You can win the jackpot (matching all numbers and the Mega yellow ball), win $1 million (matching all 5 white numbers), win $10,000 (match 4 white numbers and a yellow ball), win $500 (match 4 white numbers), win $200 (match three white numbers and a yellow ball), when $10 (match three white numbers), win $4 (match one white quantity and one yellow ball), or win $2 by simply matching the yellow ball. Matching one white ball will, sadly, not win you any cash.

Mega Millions does be aware that winnings in California might be totally different, writing: “* InCalifornia, all prizes are pari-mutuel, which means payouts are based mostly on gross sales and the variety of winners. All different Mega Millions states set the 2nd via ninth prizes at pre-determined quantities.”

If you win the massive jackpot, you possibly can take annuity funds, which suggests you will receives a commission a sum up entrance adopted by 29 funds yearly. Each cost will enhance by 5% to account for inflation. Or you possibly can take a lump-sum money possibility that can equal the amount of money within the prize pool, however shall be lower than the jackpot whole. For instance, $1.1 billion is the estimated whole you will get with an annuity possibility. A money lump sum possibility is estimated to deliver you $648.2 million.


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