The latest Mega Millions winning numbers and payouts are out, following the draw on Friday, 7 January 2022.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers
The winning numbers for the draw on Friday, 7 January 2022, were:
7, 29, 43, 56, 57 Mega Ball: 6 Megaplier: 3x
It is worth noting that the most commonly drawn winning numbers since 1996, remain the same, and are: 17, 31, 10, 4, 48 and 20 with 46 bubbling under. The least drawn number for the same period is 67, which has been drawn 43 times
Mega Millions Payouts
Similar to last Friday’s draw, the Mega Millions draw on 7 January 2022 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 (R15.5 million). One winner also managed to double their winnings to $3 million (R46.7 million).
There were also, 13 winners who all managed to guess four of the winning numbers and the mega ball, and therefore winning a decent amount of $10,000 (R155 857,40). Four winners managed to triple their winnings to $30,000 (R467 572,20).
Meanwhile, at the bottom end of the winnings table, some 562,742 people managed to match just the mega ball, and they won $2 (R31,17) each. Of the 610,180 winners in this category, a lucky 104,164 managed to double their prize money to $6 (R93,51).
|Match: Numbers + Mega Ball||Total Winners||Prize Amount*||Megaplier Winners||Megaplier Prize Amount*|
|4 + 0||482||$500||74||$1500|
|3 + 1||1,349||$200||244||$600|
|3 + 0||32,348||$10||
|2 + 1||28,253||$10||5,153||$30|
|1 + 1||228,418||$4||42,031||$12|
The Mega Millions Draw and Jackpot
The last time the Mega Million winning numbers produced a jackpot winner was on 21 September 2021.
The lucky winner walked off with the entire $75.2 million (approximately R1.1 billion) 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, 7 January 2022, the next Mega Million jackpot stands at an amount of $300 million (R4,6 billion).
The next Mega Millions draw will be on Tuesday, 11 January 2022.