Last night’s winning MEGA MILLIONS numbers for the Tuesday, December 17, 2019, $372 million ($251.6 million cash value) jackpot drawing are:
MEGA BALL: 16
Where Was The Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold?
Christmas came early for one lucky Mega Millions winner in Ohio who matched all six numbers drawn on December 17 – the white balls 22, 30, 53, 55, 56, plus the gold Mega Ball 16.
The $372 million winning ticket sold in Ohio is the 14th largest prize in the history of the Mega Millions game.
Three tickets in Iowa, New York, and West Virginia matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize of $1 million.
One ticket sold in Pennsylvania that matched the five white balls is worth $2 million because the 2X Megaplier was added.
Twenty-two tickets matched the four white balls plus the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize, including one ticket sold in Florida.
Five of those are actually worth $20,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier (an extra purchase available in most states), which was 2X on Tuesday night.
MEGA MILLIONS Odds and Payout
The odds of winning the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
MEGA MILLIONS jackpot prizes may be paid in 30 annual installments or a one-time, reduced lump-sum payment that jackpot winners may choose to receive instead of receiving their winnings in annual payments.
All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date.