Mega Millions $31M jackpot won in Massachusetts; check Tuesday, Jan. 24 winning numbers

A lottery player in Massachusetts won the $31 million Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday, according to the Mega Millions website.

It was not immediately released where in the state the winning ticket was sold. The winner can also choose the $16.3 million cash option.

It was the only ticket to pick all six numbers correctly, although two tickets sold in New Jersey and Florida matched all five white balls to win $1 million.

The Mega Millions winning numbers drawn on Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023 were:

33 - 41 - 47 - 50 - 62 and Megaball 20

Megaplier was 4x

It is the third this month the Mega Millions has been hit. The jackpot was last won on Jan. 17 when a lottery player from the Bronx won $20 million in the first drawing after someone in Maine won the $1.348 billion jackpot - the second largest Mega Millions ever.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot is at $526 million for Wednesday's drawing with a cash option of $284 million, according to the Powerball website.

Until recently, lottery winners in New Jersey were required to be identified, but now winners will be able to stay anonymous under a new law that was signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

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When is next Mega Millions drawing?

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

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.

Prizes vary from $2 for the matching the Mega Ball to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California) to the jackpot for matching all six balls. You can check all the prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

You don't need to be a U.S. citizen or a resident a particular state where you purchase your ticket.

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Where can I play Mega Millions?

You can play the game in 45 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.

Many grocery stores, gas stations and convenience stores sell lottery tickets. Some states allow Mega Millions tickets to be purchased online, but beware of scam websites. Check with your state lottery for more details.

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What is deadline for buying Mega Millions tickets?

In New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, tickets must be purchased by 10:45 p.m. on the Tuesday and Friday to be included in that night's drawing.

However, some states have different deadlines and can be more than an hour before the drawing. Check with your local lottery so you don't miss out.

What are my odds of winning?

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.

What was biggest Mega Millions jackpot?

Here are the Top 10 jackpots ever since the Mega Millions began in 1996:

  1. $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  2. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  3. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Illinois

  4. $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  5. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  6. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  7. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

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

  9. $533 million: March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey

  10. $522 million: June 7, 2019: Won in California

What was largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever?

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

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

  2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  4. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Illinois

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

  7. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  8. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  9. $730 million,, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  10. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021: Won in California

  11. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  12. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  13. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  14. $632.6 million, Powerball, Jan. 5, 2022: Two winner in California, Wisconsin

  15. $590.5 million, Powerball, May 18, 2013: Won in Florida

  16. $587.5 million, Powerball, Nov. 28, 2012: Two winner in Arizona, Missouri

  17. $564.1 million, Powerball, Feb. 11, 2015: Three winners in North Carolina, Puerto Rico, Texas

  18. $543 million, Mega Millions, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  19. $536 million, Mega Millions July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

  20. $533 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2018: Won in New Jersey

This article originally appeared on Mega Millions winning numbers drawing for Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023