Check your numbers by Friday, March 29, 2024 for the $20 Million Mega Millions Jackpot

By | March 30, 2024

Will Mega Millions Make You a Millionaire Overnight?

The jackpot was reset after March 27, when someone from New Jersey took home the $1.1 billion prize. That’s the eighth largest in American lottery history. Now the jackpot is $20 million for the March 29 drawing.

The winning numbers for Mega Millions on Friday were 11-30-33-38-60 and the Mega Ball was 16. Megaplier was 4x.

Tuesday’s numbers were 7-11-22-29-38 and the Mega Ball was 4. Megaplier was 2x.

Tickets start at $2 each. Below, you’ll find out what you need to know about lottery odds, how long you have to claim the cash option if you bought a ticket in Wisconsin, and what happens to unclaimed prize money, according to the Wisconsin Lottery.

How much was the Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Friday, March 29?

Estimated $20 million with a $9.5 million cash option.

When do Wisconsin Lottery tickets expire?

Wisconsin Lottery prizes must be claimed within 180 days (six months) of the date of the drawing. You can find a list of expired tickets, or soon-to-expire tickets, on the Wisconsin Lottery website.

What happens to the unclaimed prize money?

According to the Wisconsin Lottery, the value of unclaimed prizes is credited to the Wisconsin Lottery’s property tax credit fund.

What are the chances of winning a Mega Millions lottery game?

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesdays and Fridays at 10:00 PM CDT. According to the Wisconsin Lottery, players have a 1 in 302.6 million chance of matching all six numbers. Prizes range from $2 to the grand prize jackpot, which varies.

Are the odds of winning Mega Millions the same if the jackpot is $1 billion?

Players have a 1 in 24 chance of winning a prize, says megamillions.com. Players have a 1 in 302.6 million chance of matching all six numbers, regardless of whether the jackpot is $20 million or $1 billion.

Can Wisconsin Lottery Winners Remain Anonymous?

No, according to the Wisconsin Lottery. Due to state open records laws, the lottery must release the winner’s name and city upon request. Other winner information will only be released with the winner’s consent.

How do you claim a lottery prize in Wisconsin?

That depends on how much you won.

For prices up to $599:

  • You can redeem your winnings at any Wisconsin Lottery store.

  • At the Wisconsin Lottery offices in Madison or Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Lottery recommends arriving before 3:30 PM to allow enough time to process your ticket.

  • Tickets can also be emailed to:

Prices

PO Box 777

Madison, WI 53774

For prices between $600 and $199,999:

  • Prizes can be claimed in person at the Wisconsin Lottery offices in Madison or Milwaukee. The Wisconsin Lottery recommends arriving by 3:30 PM for most prizes and 2:00 PM for prizes of $50,000 or more to allow enough time for your ticket to be processed.

  • Tickets can also be signed and sent to:

Prices

PO Box 777

Madison, WI 53774

For prizes over $200,000:

When did lotto jackpots reach $1 billion or more?

As of March 29, 2024, there have been 10 lottery jackpots that have reached or exceeded $1 billion. Only once has a jackpot exceeded $2 billion.

  • 10. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: One ticket won in Michigan.

  • 9. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: One ticket won in California.

  • 8. $1.1 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024: One ticket won in California.

  • 7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: One ticket won in Illinois.

  • 6. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2023: A single ticket was purchased in Maine.

  • 5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: One ticket won in South Carolina.

  • 4. $1.58 Billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023: One ticket won in Neptune Beach, Florida

  • 3. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three tickets won from California, Florida, Tennessee.

  • 2. $1.765 billion Powerball drawing, October 11, 2023: One ticket won from California.

  • 1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: One ticket won in California

What are the top 10 largest lottery jackpots in US history?

The following Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots were among the Top 10 largest lottery jackpots in US history as of March 29, 2024.

  • 10. $1.05 Billion Mega Millions Drawing, January 22, 2021; Michigan

  • 9. $1.08 billion Powerball drawing, July 19, 2023; California

  • 8. $1.1 billion, Mega Millions, March 26, 2024; California.

  • 7. $1.337 Billion Mega Millions Drawing, July 29, 2022; Illinois

  • 6. $1.35 billion Mega Millions drawing, January 13, 2023; Maine

  • 5. $1.537 Billion Mega Millions Drawing, October 23, 2018; South Carolina

  • 4. $1.58 Billion Mega Millions Drawing, August 8, 2023; Florida

  • 3. $1.586 billion Powerball drawing, January 13, 2016; California, Florida and Tennessee

  • 2. $1.765 billion Powerball drawing, October 11, 2023; California

  • 1. $2.04 billion Powerball drawing, November 7, 2022; California

This article originally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Did anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday, March 29, 2024?

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