Mega Millions lottery numbers LIVE – Winner of $250million jackpot remains mystery after August 20 draw

Mega Millions lottery numbers LIVE – Winner of $250million jackpot remains mystery after August 20 draw

August 21, 2021

– How old do you need to be to buy a lottery ticket?
– Can you remain anonymous after winning the lottery?

THE winner of the jackpot remains a mystery after the August 20 Mega Millions draw.

Friday night's winning numbers are: 41, 43, 51, 57 and 70, with 1 as the Mega Ball.

The prize amount reached over $250million ahead of the 11pm ET draw.

Although there was no winner of the $256million jackpot, two lottery players won at least $1million, mLive reports.

Since no player won the grand prize, the next drawing — on August 24 — will have a $270million jackpot.

The MegaMillions website explains the rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

It reads: "Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball)."

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.

Read our lottery results live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    HOW TO CHECK THE WINNING NUMBERS

    The winning numbers of the MegaMillions jackpot come out at 11pm.

    However, you can check recent numbers on the MegaMillions website to see if you have a winner.

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    CHECK YOUR TICKET

    You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

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    LOTTERY SCAMS

    Mega Millions warns that no representative of its company would ever "call, text, or e-mail anyone about winning a prize."

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    WINNING NUMBERS

    Last night's Mega Millions winning numbers were: 41, 43, 51, 57, 70, and 1 on the gold ball.

    The next drawing will take place on Tuesday, August 24 at 11pm.

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    NO GUARANTEE

    There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

    Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

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    WHAT STATES DO NOT ALLOW COMMERCIAL GAMBLING?

    Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.

    Utah does not even allow social bets, according to the survey.

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    FIRST DRAWING TOOK PLACE IN 1996

    The first MegaMillions was known as the Big Game.

    The first drawing took place on September 6, 1996.

    Six states participated including Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.

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    LARGEST PRIZE IN HISTORY

    On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

    The prize was split three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

    The record was eventually surpassed by a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

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    CHECK YOUR TICKET

    You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

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    HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

    People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

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    OTHER BIG MULTISTATE LOTTERY

    The other largest multistate lottery is the Powerball.

    The Powerball jackpot also starts at $20million and takes place shortly after 11pm ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights.

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    ONE OF TWO BIGGEST LOTTERY JACKPOTS

    MegaMillions jackpots start at $20million with smaller prizes equaling $1-2million or more with a Megaplier.

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    PREVIOUS MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS

    Here are the previous Mega Millions grand prize winners in 2021:

    06/08/2021 — $56 million (Illinois)
    05/21/2021 — $516 million (Pennsylvania)
    02/16/2021 — $96 million (New York)
    01/22/2021 — $1.05 billion (Michigan)

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    MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS IN 2020

    Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

    $119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
    $22 million — July 31 in California
    $124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
    $410 million — June 9 in Arizona
    $202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

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    WHEN DO MEGAMILLIONS DRAWINGS OCCUR?

    The Mega Millions drawing takes place every Tuesday and Friday.

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    WHEN DID MEGAMILLIONS LAUNCH?

    The popular game was launched in 1996.

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    ODDS OF WINNING MEGA JACKPOT

    The odds of winning the Mega jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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    WORLD RECORD

    A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

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    HOW TO CHECK THE WINNING NUMBERS

    The winning numbers of the MegaMillions jackpot come out at 11pm.

    However, you can check recent numbers on the MegaMillions webstie to see if you have a winner.

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    SOUTH CAROLINA MAN WON LOTTERY TWICE IN 11 DAYS

    The big winner, who is from Grand Strand, in South Carolina, won a $40,000 prize and then a $3million one in the space of 11 days.

    He had bought both Mega Millions Quick Pick tickets on July 16 and on July 27 from a Murphy USA gas station in Myrtle Beach, the South Carolina Education Lottery said.

    The winner, who is unnamed, said: “I couldn’t believe it.

    “My family was shocked when I broke the news.”

    In both cases, he missed the jackpot by just one number.

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    HOW DO YOU WIN THE JACKPOT?

    All players must match all five white balls and the gold Mega ball in order to win the jackpot.

    There is no guarantee that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

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    RECORD JACKPOT

    A world record jackpot of $1.537billion was hit in October of 2018 by one ticket sold in South Carolina.

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    WHERE ARE MEGAMILLIONS TICKETS SOLD?

    Mega Millions tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands.

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    CHECK YOUR TICKET

    You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

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    LIVE UPDATES

    Follow the latest Mega Millions updates on Twitter.

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