Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022

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Is today your lucky day?

The Mega Millions numbers have dropped for the Tuesday, Aug. 16 lottery jackpot worth an estimated $82 million, with a cash option of $47.1 million.

Mega Millions winning numbers

The winning numbers for Tuesday night's drawing were 33, 35, 41, 45, 51, and the Mega Ball was 1. The Megaplier was 2X.

When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

Drawings are held two times per week at approximately 11 p.m. ET every Tuesday and Friday.

How to play Mega Millions

Here's how to play Mega Millions:

Mega Millions' last jackpot winner

Here is the list of 2022 Mega Millions jackpot wins, according to megamillions.com:

  • $426 million — Jan. 28; South California.

  • $128 million — Mar. 8; New York.

  • $110 million — April 12; Minnesota.

  • $20 million — April 15; Tennessee.

  • $1.337 billion — July 29; Illinois.

Top 10 Mega Millions lottery jackpots

Here are the all-time top 10 Mega Millions jackpots, according to megamillions.com:

  1. $1.537 billion — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina.

  2. $1.337 billion — July 29, 2022; Illinois.

  3. $1.05 billion — Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan

  4. $656 million — Mar. 30, 2012; Kansas, Illinois, Maryland.

  5. $648 million — Dec. 17, 2013; California, Georgia.

  6. $543 million — July 24, 2018; California.

  7. $536 million — July 8, 2016; Indiana.

  8. $533 million — Mar. 30, 2018; New Jersey.

  9. $522 million — June 7, 2019; California.

  10. $516 million — May 21, 2021; Pennsylvania.

Top 10 U.S. lottery jackpots

Here are the nation's all-time top 10 Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots, according to powerball.com:

  1. $1.586 billion, Powerball — Jan. 13, 2016; California, Florida, Tennessee.

  2. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions — Oct. 23, 2018; South Carolina.

  3. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions — July 29, 2022; Illinois.

  4. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions — Jan. 22, 2021; Michigan

  5. $768.4 million, Powerball — Mar. 27, 2019; Wisconsin.

  6. $758.7 million, Powerball — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts.

  7. $731.1 million, Powerball — Jan. 20, 2021; Maryland.

  8. $699.8 million, Powerball — Oct. 4, 2021; California.

  9. $687.8 million, Powerball — Oct. 27, 2018; Iowa, New York.

  10. $656 million, Mega Millions — Mar. 30, 2012; Kansas, Illinois, Maryland.

Chris Sims is a digital producer at Midwest DOT. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisFSims.

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal: Mega Millions drawing for 8/16/22: Lottery results for $82M jackpot