April 24, 2024

The Thrill of the Chase: Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $202 Million

Clara Williams
Written byClara WilliamsWriter
Researched byAishwarya NairResearcher

The anticipation builds as the Mega Millions jackpot reaches a staggering $202 million, sparking dreams of fortune among hopeful players across the nation. After the jackpot eluded capture on Friday, eyes are now fixed on Tuesday's drawing. Here's everything you need to know about this growing pot of gold and how you can throw your hat in the ring.

The Thrill of the Chase: Mega Millions Jackpot Soars to $202 Million
  • Key Takeaway One: The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to $202 million for Tuesday's drawing.
  • Key Takeaway Two: The drawing is scheduled for around 11 p.m. ET, with the option for the winner to take an estimated $91.6 million after taxes.
  • Key Takeaway Three: A recent win in New Jersey saw the first Mega Millions jackpot of the year claimed at $1.13 billion.

The Draw of the Game

While the winning numbers for Tuesday, April 23, are highly anticipated, they will be made available as soon as the draw concludes, typically held around 11 p.m. ET. The excitement is palpable, with the potential for life-changing wealth just a draw away. Keep an eye on this space for the winning combination as soon as it's announced.

How to Play Mega Millions

Venturing into the world of Mega Millions is a straightforward affair. Tickets are available at local convenience stores, gas stations, grocery stores, and for some lucky states, online purchases are an option. To play, pick six numbers: five white balls (1-70) and one gold Mega Ball (1-25). For those feeling less adventurous, the "Quick Pick" option allows the computer to select numbers on your behalf.

Adding a "Megaplier" for an additional $1 can multiply non-grand prize winnings by up to five times. The Mega Millions draws on Tuesday and Friday, including the Megaplier draw, promise to keep the excitement levels high.

Where to Buy Your Ticket to Dreams

Physical tickets can be purchased across various outlets including gas stations, convenience stores, and select airport terminals. For a digital experience, Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, offers online purchases in several states and territories. This service simplifies the lottery experience, from selecting numbers to collecting winnings, all from the comfort of your home or on the go.

The Bottom Line

As the Mega Millions jackpot swells to $202 million, the allure of becoming the next big winner is undeniable. With the draw just around the corner, participants are holding their breath, hoping to see their numbers displayed. Whether you're a seasoned player or trying your luck for the first time, the excitement of Mega Millions is a thrilling adventure not to be missed. Remember, with great rewards come great odds, but the dream of hitting the jackpot is a universal one. Keep your tickets close, and best of luck to all!

(First reported by: USA TODAY Network)

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Clara Williams
Clara Williams

Clara "LottoLore" Williams, a Kiwi with a zest for numbers and narratives, dives deep into the thrilling world of lotteries. As a leading writer for LottoRank, her pieces resonate with enthusiasts, offering a harmonious blend of data, history, and human interest.

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