How to Check the $ 1.6B Real Time Mega Millions Results


The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has reached an absurd $ 1.6 billion, which translates to about 1.4 percent of a Bezos. The odds of winning are a comically low 1 in 302,575,350. Still, you almost certainly won. To make sure, here's how to follow along with Tuesday night's historic drawing as it happens.

Update: Or just check right here! The winning numbers were: 05 – 28 – 62 – 65 – 70 – 05. A single ticket, purchased in South Carolina, had the winning numbers.

The drawing takes place at 11 pm EDT, out of ABC affiliated WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. The good news is, you've got options if you want to watch. The bad news: Since the lottery is the product of 44 individual state lotteries, plus the US Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia, those options are decentralized. Still, it's easy enough to find what you need.

If you want to watch old school TV, to envision what your 85-inch, 8K replacement will look like in your new mansion (s), you'll have to find which local affiliate broadcasts it. That's not uniform; it can be CBS one place and ABC another. Check here for the link to your state of the lottery

For those who would rather stream the results, or to stay in a state with no lottery at all — shout out to Alabama, Utah, Nevada, Mississippi, Hawaii, and Alaska — you can always turn to your good friend, the internet. The official Mega Millions page doesn't host a livestream, but WSB-TV does. I will know your local affiliate, if you've done the work of finding out who's showing the drawing where you live.

And if you are going to get the best lottery victory, you can download the LotteryHUB app on iOS or Android. In fairness, the app seems mostly useless; you can not actually buy the tickets for other functions. But! It does host to streams of drawing, give breakdowns to prizes and odds, and track your numbers. Its notifications of winning numbers — handy if you want to know right away but don't want to bother streaming —but its FAQ section indicates that those may not be working currently.

Bad timing for LotteryHub. But hey! That just means more luck to go around for everyone else.

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