Fans of Mega Millions the multi-state lottery game must be rubbing their eyes in disbelief a little this morning. The game's top prize has been won by a single ticket in consecutive drawings. Last Tuesday we told you of a single ticket laying claim to a jackpot of $106 million dollars. This past Friday night, lightning struck again in the form of yet another big money winner.

Mega Millions Jackpot Becomes Largest Prize In U.S. History at $1.6 Billion
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This past Tuesday's winning ticket marked the first time the Mega Millions game had had a jackpot winner since March. The fact that the second jackpot winner comes just a matter of days following that win is a true testament to the randomness of the way the game is played.

To win the jackpot at Mega Millions you must match five numbers between one and seventy and you must also match the Mega Ball number. Your Mega Ball number choices range from one to twenty-five. You can choose your own numbers or you can let the Mega Millions computer select the numbers at random. In most cases, it's a "quick pick" that matches for the win but again that happens totally at random.

The numbers that were selected at random on Friday night April 15, 2022:

If you didn't catch those numbers or weren't able to watch the video the numbers that were selected were:

04   17   20   46   64   Mega Ball 23  Megaplier x4

The last big win a Louisiana sold ticket had in the Mega Millions game was on March 8th when a ticket sold in Rayne was valued at $30,000. Friday's drawing did not enhance the immediate net worth of any Louisiana players by nearly that much. The largest single prize from Friday's drawing was $800, as far as  Louisiana tickets are concerned.

The top prize of $20 million dollars will go to an individual in Tennessee. It's the first time the Volunteer State has had a Mega Millions jackpot winner since 2014.

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If you really want to get rich playing the lottery you might want to take a look a Monday's Powerball game. The jackpot in that game will get an estimated $348 million dollars. The Powerball game hasn't had a jackpot winner since Valentine's Day. Any time a multi-state lottery jackpot climbs over the quarter of a billion dollars mark, the jackpots tend to rise quickly as there is more interest from casual players around the country.

As always we wish you good luck in your lottery endeavours and ask that you only play with money you can afford to lose. If you or someone you love has an issue with gambling there is help available. 1-800-770-STOP (7867).

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