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THE MegaMillions draw for tomorrow August 20 is worth $256million.

The Powerball draw for August 18 was worth $274million and the winning numbers have been revealed.

The winning numbers are 35, 36, 51, 55, 61, and 26 on the red Powerball.

All players must match all five white balls and the red Powerball in order to win the jackpot.

And it is not guaranteed that a jackpot will be awarded for every drawing.

Other smaller cash prizes are also included.

Powerball tickets cost $2 and are sold in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.

A world record jackpot of $1.586billion was hit in January 2016 and was shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

This comes after MegaMillions jackpot numbers for August 17, 2021, were revealed.

The winning numbers for Tuesday night were 3, 6, 16, 38, 56, and 24 on the gold Mega ball.

Read our lottery results live blog for the latest news and updates…

  • HOW TO PLAY

    The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

    “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

    The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

  • LIVE UPDATES

    Follow the latest Mega Millions updates on Twitter.

  • FIRST DRAWING TOOK PLACE IN 1996

    The first MegaMillions was known as the Big Game.

    The first drawing took place on September 6, 1996.

    Six states participated including Georgia, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan and Virginia.

  • WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE MEGAMILLION JACKPOT?

    The odds of winning the Mega jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

  • OTHER STATE DISTINCTIONS

    There are some distinctions in certain states.

    In Arizona, for example, it is a misdemeanor to sell a lottery ticket to anyone under 18, but it is not against the law to give the minor a lottery ticket as a present. 

    The state Constitution in Nevada prohibits all lotteries, except charity raffles.

  • COMMERCIAL GAMBLING

    Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.

    Utah does not even allow social bets, according to the survey.

  • WHAT IS THE LOTTERY LAW IN NEBRASKA?

    For instance, Nebraska does not have a state lottery, but allows cities and counties to run lotteries, according to one survey.

    The minimum age to buy a lottery ticket in Nebraska is 19, and the minimum age to buy charity lotteries and raffles in the state is 18.

  • HOW TO PLAY

    The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

    “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

    The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

  • WHEN DOES THE POWERBALL TAKE PLACE?

    The Powerball winners are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:59pm.

  • LARGEST PRIZE IN HISTORY

    On March 30, 2012, Mega Millions made history with the world’s largest prize in any jackpot game to that date: $656 million.

    The prize was split three ways by winning tickets in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland.

    The record was eventually surpassed by a Powerball jackpot in January 2016.

  • CHECK YOUR TICKET

    You can find past winning numbers on the MegaMillions website to check to see if you are a winner.

  • PREVIOUS MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS

    Here are the previous Mega Millions grand prize winners in 2021:

    06/08/2021 — $56 million (Illinois)
    05/21/2021 — $516 million (Pennsylvania)
    02/16/2021 — $96 million (New York)
    01/22/2021 — $1.05 billion (Michigan)

  • MEGAMILLIONS WINNERS IN 2020

    Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

    $119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
    $22 million — July 31 in California
    $124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
    $410 million — June 9 in Arizona
    $202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

  • TWO LUCKY WINNERS

  • HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

    People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

  • WHO WAS THE LAST BIG WINNER?

    The last big MegaMillions winner was from Grand Strand, South Carolina.

    The anonymous winner claimed $3million on July 27, 2021.

  • WHEN DOES THE POWERBALL TAKE PLACE?

    The Powerball winners are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:59pm.

  • HOW TO PLAY

    The MegaMillions website offers rules on how to fill out the $2 tickets to play.

    “Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 (the white balls) and one number from 1 to 25 (the gold Mega Ball),” the website reads.

    The website also offers a random number generator choose numbers for you.

  • WHEN DOES THE POWERBALL TAKE PLACE?

    The Powerball winners are drawn every Wednesday and Saturday at approximately 10:59pm.

  • WHAT STATES DO NOT PLAY THE MEGAMILLIONS?

    The MegaMilllions can be played in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

    There are 5 states that do not play the MegaMillions lottery:

    • Nevada
    • Utah
    • Hawaii
    • Alaska
    • Alabama
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  • WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING THE MEGAMILLION JACKPOT?

    The odds of winning the Mega jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

  • HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

    People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

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