Mega Millions winning numbers for April 16 posted after delay caused by 'technical difficulties'

The winning numbers for Tuesday's Mega Millions were posted more than an hour late following a delay caused by "technical difficulties."

Instead of the live drawing, viewers were told the drawing was being delayed and Mega Millions posted the following: "Due to technical difficulties, tonight's drawing has been temporary halted. Once the malfunction is corrected, the drawing will continue under the supervision of the auditor."

The numbers were released a little over an hour late. The jackpot climbed to $178 million after no one won Tuesday's drawing.

If a lucky player won the $148 million Mega Millions jackpot scheduled for Tuesday night, they would have walked away with an estimated $66.1 million after taxes if they opt for a lump-sum payment.

A few weeks ago, a player in New Jersey won the first Mega Millions jackpot of the year, a whopping $1.13 billion.

Check below for the winning numbers for Tuesday, April 16:

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Mega Millions winning numbers for 4/16/24 drawing

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, April 16 were: 21, 26, 36, 44, 59. Mega ball: 2.

Megaplier: 4X

Winning lottery numbers are sponsored by Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network.

Did anyone win Mega Millions?

No one won the jackpot in the drawing set for Tuesday night, and there were no $1 million prize winners.

To view the list of past winners, visit the Mega Millions website.

Lottery tickets are sold at a register.
Lottery tickets are sold at a register.

What is the Megaplier?

Most states offer the Megaplier feature, which increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four and five times.

It costs an additional $1 per play. Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with "2X," three with "4X" and one with "5X."

How to play the Mega Millions

In order to purchase a ticket, you'll have to visit your local convenience store, gas station or grocery store − and in a handful of states, you can purchase tickets online.

To play, you will need to pick six numbers. Five numbers will be white balls ranging from 1 to 70. The gold Mega Ball is one number between 1 and 25.

If you believe the odds are against you, ask for a "Quick Pick" or an "Easy Pick," the computer will randomly generate the numbers for you.

Players can add the "Megaplier" for $1, which can increase non-grand prize winnings by two, three, four or five times. The Megaplier is drawn before the Mega Millions numbers on Tuesday and Friday.

There are 15 Megapiler balls in all:

  • 2X, five balls

  • 3X, six balls

  • 4X, three balls

  • 5X, one ball

Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores and grocery stores. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in these U.S. states and territories: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to pick your lottery game and numbers, place your order, see your ticket and collect your winnings all using your phone or home computer.

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