Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, May 10. Check your tickets for $331M jackpot (2024)

Is today your lucky day?

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot was an estimated $331 millionwith a cash option of $153.1 million for Friday night's drawing, according to the Mega Millions website.

The jackpot was last won on March 26 when a lottery player in New Jersey won $1.128 billion - the fifth largest Mega Millions ever.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $36 million with a cash option of $16.8 million, according to the Powerball website.

What are the 5/10/24 winning Mega Millions numbers?

Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, May 10, 2024:

13 - 22 - 26 - 32 - 65 and Megaball 18

Megaplier was 4x

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When is next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

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How do I play Mega Millions?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1, which will increase the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except for the jackpot).

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. However, you can also have the lottery machine generate a random Quick Pick for you. You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident of a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

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How many balls do I need to match for Mega Millions prize?

You can win $2 for the matching just one - the Mega Ball. Short of the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California). You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

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Where is the Mega Millions available?

You can play the game in45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.The states not offering Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in-person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online throughJackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington D.C. and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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What is deadline for buying Mega Millions tickets?

The deadline for purchasing a Mega Millions ticket varies by state so don't wait until the last minute. It can be 15 minutes to an hour or more before the actual drawing. For some third-party lottery apps, the deadline can be closer to two hours before the drawing. For example, Jackpocket in New Jersey has a deadline of 9:15 p.m. for the 11 p.m. ET drawing.

Click here to check the deadline for where you live.

What are my odds of winning the lottery?

Playing the Mega Millions can be exciting, but just don't go spending those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1. The odds to match all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.

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What does cash option mean?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments after that, increasing by 5% each year. The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but it is paid in a lump sum. You don't have to wait decades for all the money.

Can a jackpot winner remain anonymous?

In some states, like New Jersey, you can win a lottery anonymously. That wasn't always the case,but now winners are able to stay anonymousunder a law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.In other states, a winner's name and hometown are a matter of public record. Check with your state lottery for more information.

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.602 billion, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  2. $1.537 billion,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  3. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  4. $1.337 billion, July 29, 2022:Won in Illinois

  5. $1.128 billion, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey

  6. $1.05 billion,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  8. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  9. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  10. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

Here's a look at the top jackpots won in the United States, between the Powerball and the Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 7, 2022: Won in California

  2. $1.765 billion, Powerball,Oct. 11, 2023: Won in California

  3. $1.602 billion,Mega Millions, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  4. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions,Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  6. $1.348 billion,Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2022: Won in Maine

  7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions,July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  8. $1.326 billion, Powerball,April 6, 2024: Won in Oregon

  9. $1.128 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: Won in New Jersey

  10. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California

  11. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions,Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  12. $842.4 million, Powerball,Jan. 1, 2024: Won in Michigan

  13. $768.4 million, Powerball,March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  14. $758.7 million,Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017:Won in Massachusetts

  15. $754.6 million, Powerball:Feb. 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  16. $731.1 million,, Powerball,Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  17. $699.8 million, Powerball,Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  18. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  19. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  20. $648 million, Mega Millions, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

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Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, May 10. Check your tickets for $331M jackpot (2024)


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You can, however, increase your chances by simply buying more tickets. Buying 100 tickets would cut your odds from 1 in 302.6 million to roughly 1 in 3.026 million.

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Select five numbers between 1 and 69 for the white balls, then select one number between 1 and 26 for the red Powerball. Choose your numbers on a play slip or let the lottery terminal randomly pick your numbers.

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Tickets to Mega Millions cost $2 per play. Most states offer the "Megaplier" feature. For an additional $1 per play, it can increase non-jackpot prizes by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times. Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn.

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If your ticket matches two numbers and the Mega Ball you'll get $10 but the odds to get there begin to skyrocket to 1 in 693.

Do I win anything with two numbers? ›

Yes, you can win money if you have 2 numbers in Powerball. Here is a breakdown of the prizes you can win based on the number of matching numbers [2]: Match 2 + Powerball: If you match two numbers and the Powerball, you win $7. Match 2: If you match two numbers without the Powerball, there is no prize.

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So, do you win anything for one number in Powerball? Only if the matching number is the red "Powerball number" itself. You'll win a $4 prize which covers the cost of a Powerball ticket plus a little extra to boot.

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The Powerball ticket price is $2 per play. You can add Power Play for $1, bringing the total to $3 per ticket. The Double Play add-on also costs an additional $1 for a total of $3 per ticket. You can add both Power Play and Double Play for a total of $4 per ticket.

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The Mega Millions, like any lottery, is a game of chance. Glickman suggests that the best way to increase your chances of winning is to buy more tickets, within reason. For example, if the probability of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302,575,350 with one ticket, it becomes 2 in 302,575,350 if you buy two.

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"No, the odds do not change depending on the amount of tickets sold," Johnston explained. "It doesn't matter if [the jackpot] is $20 million or a $1 billion.

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Aside from purchasing multiple lottery tickets with different number combinations, there is no way to increase your chance of winning the lottery with one ticket, Clotfelter said. However, it can help to let the computer pick your numbers instead of choosing them yourself.

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