Mega Millions Winning Numbers For 01/22/2021 Game: $1B Jackpot
Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers for the $1 billion lottery jackpot drawing on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021.
Deb Belt , Patch Staff
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached a monster-sized billion dollars — $1 billion — for the player who has the winning ticket on Friday, Jan. 22. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is $739.6 million, which makes it the third-largest prize lottery in U.S. history, officials said.
The winning Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern time, with results usually posted within 5 minutes.
Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time to purchase tickets before a drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each.
The winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, Jan. 22, are: 04, 26, 42, 50, 60 and the Mega Ball of 24.
The largest lottery jackpot in history was a $1.586 billion Powerball prize, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.
A Wisconsin player last won the Mega Millions jackpot on Sept. 15, 2020, when the prize was $120 million.
To win the Mega Millions jackpot, a player must match all five white balls in any order and the gold Mega Ball number.
You can buy Mega Millions tickets from lottery retailers/agents in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands; a total of 47 jurisdictions. See the Where To Play page for details.
If you are a resident of Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania or Virginia, you may buy Mega Millions tickets online by registering with the lotteries of those states. You may also purchase subscriptions for Mega Millions online in New York.
These are the five largest Mega Millions jackpots in the game’s history:
- $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018
- $656 million, March 30, 2012
- $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013
- $543 million, July 24, 2018
- $536 million, July 8, 2016
Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.Mega Millions Winning Numbers For 01/22/2021 Game: $1B Jackpot – Columbia, MD – Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers for the $1 billion lottery jackpot drawing on Friday, Jan. 22, 2021. ]]>