It’s January 29, and that means tonight is the next Mega Millions drawing. You can watch live video as the winning numbers are drawn and find out if you are the next jackpot winner. As no winner claimed the grand prize at the last Mega Millions drawing held on Jan. 26, for $46 million, the jackpot has climbed to $56 million with an estimated cash value of $35 million.
The Mega Millions jackpot has continued to roll over since the Jan. 12 drawing where it reset to $15 million. The previous week’s Mega Million jackpot was for $165 million. The Mega Millions drawing takes place at 11:00 p.m. and you can watch the video below. The video will update with the live drawing and winning numbers after the draw takes place in Atlanta, Georgia. Until tonight’s live drawing you can watch the drawing from Jan. 26, 2016, with the winning numbers 14, 27, 39, 50, 69 and the Mega Ball 2. The Megaplier was 2.
Update: The Mega Millions winning numbers for Jan 29 are as follows: 28, 51, 20, 52, 49 and the Mega Ball is 6.
Using the Megaplier is a great way to increase the amount you win. While the Megaplier won’t impact the total amount won with the jackpot, it will multiply the amount won with other non-jackpot prizes. Here is a story of a Mega Million winner who won $5 million by using the Megaplier.
Mega Millions is the second most popular jackpot game, following Powerball. Like Powerball, the jackpot rolls over from one drawing to the next if no one wins the jackpot, allowing the possibility of jackpots worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Chances of winning Mega Millions are better than winning the Powerball jackpot and that helps lend to Mega Millions’ popularity as a lottery game.
— Florida Lottery (@floridalottery) January 29, 2016
Those who have never played Mega Millions before can find valuable information at the official Mega Millions website. They have a section titled How To Play Mega Millions that will help all those new to the Mega Millions lottery game feel confident playing. Mega Millions tickets are a mere $1, making it an affordable jackpot game. There are two ways to choose numbers. First, you may pick your numbers yourself.
Some experts recommend playing the same numbers on multiple tickets as this will increase your odds of having winning tickets. Other experts state that you should always pick your own numbers and never let the computer pick them for you. When playing Mega Millions you can opt for what is called the Easy Pick. With the Easy Pick, you do not pick your own numbers but the computer will do it for you. Though many recommend picking your own numbers, it is worth noting that Easy Pick numbers have been selected for winning jackpots. The Powerball jackpot winners who were one of three winning tickets for the largest Powerball jackpot in history won by letting the computer pick their numbers.
If you’re going to choose your own numbers you’ll need to pick five white balls between the numbers 1 and 75 and the gold Mega Ball between the numbers 1 and 15. Then determine if you will add a Megaplier. The Megaplier costs an extra $1 per amount and you can increase your non-jackpot winnings by the amount, if it is drawn. The Mega Millions jackpot always begins at $15 million and will grow if there is no jackpot winner. One of the nice features of jackpot lottery games like Mega Millions and Powerball is that since there are nine ways to win, you don’t have to win the jackpot to become a millionaire. Also, you can win millions while the jackpot continues to roll each drawing.
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— Kansas Lottery (@Kansas_Lottery) January 29, 2016
Are you going to play Mega Millions tonight? Check back for the winning numbers and live drawing video. Good luck!
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