The latest Mega Millions winning numbers and payouts are out, following the draw on Friday, 20 August 2021.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers
The winning numbers for the draw on Friday, 20 August 2021, were:
41, 43, 51, 57, 70 Mega Ball: 1 Megaplier: 2x
It is worth noting that the most commonly drawn winning numbers since 1996, remain the same, and are: 31, 17, 4, 10, 48 and 20 with 46 bubbling under. The least drawn number for the same period is 67, which has been drawn 41 times.
Mega Millions Payouts
Similar to last Friday’s draw, the Mega Millions draw on 20 August 2021 failed to produce a jackpot winner – division one (five correct numbers + mega ball).
However, there were two notable winners who managed to guess five of the winning numbers and the mega ball, walking away with $1 million (R15.2 million). One winner managed to double their winning to $2 million (R30.4 million)
There were however, 22 winners who all managed to guess four of the winning numbers and the mega ball, and therefore winning a decent amount of $10,000 (R152 475.00). Nine winners managed to increase their winnings to $20,000 (R304 950.00).
Meanwhile, at the bottom end of the winnings table, some 414,289 people managed to match just the mega ball, and they won $2 (R30.50) each. Of the 414,289 winners in this category, a lucky 79,437 managed to double their prize money to $4 (R60.99).
|Match: Numbers + Mega Ball||Total Winners||Prize Amount*||Megaplier Winners||Megaplier Prize Amount*|
|4 + 0||368||$500||63||$1000|
|3 + 1||891||$200||181||$400|
|3 + 0||22,072||$10||4,119||$20|
|2 + 1||19,414||$10||3,658||$20|
|1 + 1||154,281||$4||29,126||$8|
The Mega Millions Draw and Jackpot
The last time the Mega Million winning numbers produced a jackpot winner was on 8 June 2021.
The lucky winner walked off with the entire $56 million (approximately R760 million). jackpot amount – though the actual winnings were less as the winner needed to factor in federal and state-level tax obligations.
As a result of not having had a jackpot winner on Friday, 20 August 2021, the next Mega Million jackpot stands at an amount of $270 million (R4.1 Billion).
The next Mega Millions draw will be on Tuesday, 24 August 2021.