The latest Mega Millions winning numbers and payouts are out, following the draw on Friday, 8 October 2021.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers
The winning numbers for the draw on Friday, 8 October 2021, were:
21, 24, 36, 40, 70 Mega Ball: 22 Megaplier: 5x
It is worth noting that the most commonly drawn winning numbers since 1996, remain the same, and are: 17, 31, 10, 4, 20 and 48 with 46 bubbling under. The least drawn number for the same period is 67, which has been drawn 42 times.
Mega Millions Payouts
Similar to last Friday’s draw, the Mega Millions draw on 8 October 2021 failed to produce a jackpot winner – division one (five correct numbers + mega ball).
Also, there were zero notable winner who managed to guess five of the winning numbers and the mega ball.
There were however, two winners who all managed to guess four of the winning numbers and the mega ball, and therefore winning a decent amount of $10,000 (R148 631,30). One winner managed to increase their winnings to $50,000 (R749 411.00).
Meanwhile, at the bottom end of the winnings table, some 274,346 people managed to match just the mega ball, and they won $2 (R29.98) each. Of the 274,346 winners in this category, a lucky 58,128 managed to increase their prize money to $10 (R149.88).
|Match: Numbers + Mega Ball||Total Winners||Prize Amount*||Megaplier Winners||Megaplier Prize Amount*|
|4 + 0||223||$500||45||$2500|
|3 + 1||734||$200||146||$1000|
|3 + 0||16,313||$10||3,363||$50|
|2 + 1||13,544||$10||2,863||$50|
|1 + 1||109,099||$4||22,861||$10|
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 $432 million (approximately R6.420 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, 8 October 2021, the next Mega Million jackpot stands at an amount of $73 million (R1 billion).
The next Mega Millions draw will be on Tuesday, 12 October 2021.