Mega Millions winning numbers for April 16 drawn after 90 minute delay

After about a 90 minute delay due to technical difficulties the Mega Millions drawing for April 16 was held. Check below for the winning numbers.

Mega Millions has 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 jackpot was last won on March 26 when a lottery player in New Jersey won $1.128 billion - the fifth largest Mega Millions ever. In Powerball news, a recent $1.3 billion jackpot had a single winner from Oregon. This was the fourth largest Powerball jackpot in the game's history.

Mega Millions winning numbers for April 16, 2024

Here are the Mega Millions winning numbers for Tuesday, April 16, 2024: 21, 26, 36, 44, 59, the Mega Ball was 2. The Megaplier was 4X.

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Did anyone win the Mega Millions jackpot?

There were no winners in the April 16 drawing pushing the jackpot up to $178 million.

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

When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

After tonight's drawing the next Mega Millions drawing is Friday, April 19. Drawings are held at 10:59 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday.

How late can you buy a Mega Millions ticket in New York?

In New York, in-store and online ticket sales are available until 10 p.m. on the night of the draw. Mega Millions costs $2 to play. In New Jersey and Connecticut you can purchase a ticket until 10:45 p.m. the night of the draw.

What's the Megaplier?

The Megaplier feature increases non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four or five times. It costs an extra $1 per play. The Megaplier is drawn on Tuesday and Friday before the Mega Millions drawing. The pool includes 15 balls. Five are marked with 2X, six with 3X, three with 4X and one with 5X.

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots of all-time?

  1. $1.602 billion, Aug. 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  2. $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  3. $1.348 billion, Jan. 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  4. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  5. $1.1 billion, March 23, 2024: Won in New Jersey

  6. $1.05 billion, Jan. 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  8. $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  9. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  10. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

What are the Mega Millions prizes?

Match 5 White Balls + Mega Ball: JackpotMatch 5

White Balls: $1 million

Match 4 White Balls + Mega Ball: $10,000

Match 4 White Balls: $500

Match 3 White Balls + Mega Ball: $200

Match 3 White Balls: $10

Match 2 White Balls + Mega Ball: $10

Match 1 White Ball + Mega Ball: $4

Match Mega Ball: $2

What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot?

The odds of matching the five white balls and Mega Ball to win the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

What happens if I win the jackpot?

A jackpot winner has the option of taking an annuity or cash payment.

The annuity is paid out as one immediate payment followed by 29 annual payments, according to the Mega Millions website. Each payment is 5% bigger than the previous one.

"This helps protect winners’ lifestyle and purchasing power in periods of inflation," according to the Mega Millions website.

The cash option is a one-time, lump-sum payment that is equal to all the cash in the Mega Millions jackpot prize pool.

If two or more people win the jackpot in the same drawing, the money is shared equally among all winning tickets.

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

This article originally appeared on Times Herald-Record: Winning numbers for April 16, 2024 Mega Millions drawn after technical difficulties