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How do you pick the winning numbers for Mega Millions?

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) – or select Easy Pick/Quick Pick. You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

Is there a pattern to Mega Millions numbers?

No, there isn’t a pattern to the numbers drawn for the Mega Millions lottery. They’re completely random and impossible to predict.

Does Mega Ball win anything?

The Mega Millions prizes are divided into nine different tiers, with a range of possibilities, starting from matching the Mega Ball only, right up to matching the five main numbers and the Mega Ball to win the Mega Millions jackpot….

Match Odds Prize
1 Number + Mega Ball 1 in 89 $4
Mega Ball Only 1 in 37 $2

How much do you win with 5 numbers on Mega Millions?

5 numbers – $1 million The life-changing money begins at this prize level. All you have to do to win at least $1 million is match the numbers on the five white balls drawn, but not the Mega Ball.

Are 3 numbers worth anything in Mega Millions?

3 numbers – still $10 If your ticket matched three of the five white balls, you still win just $10. The odds of hitting three numbers, but not the Powerball are a tad better than matching two numbers plus the Mega Ball — 606 to 1.

Do you win anything on Powerball If you have 2 numbers?

2 numbers plus the Powerball – $7 If your ticket matches two numbers and the Powerball you’ll get $7 but the odds to get there begin to skyrocket to 1 in 701.

What is a lucky dip?

Lucky dips are randomly generated numbers entered into the Lotto – as opposed to chosen numbers by the player themselves. All game prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the day of the draw so anyone with a Lotto ticket tucked away should check as soon as possible to see if they’re eligible for a free lucky dip.

Has anyone ever won the lottery with a lucky dip?

There he bought a single EuroMillions Lucky Dip®. That rainy day purchase proved to be a winner, worth a stunning £40.6M. When his pet chicken, Kiev, walked all over his calculator, Billy Gibbons used the five numbers, plus one of his own for his Lotto ticket. Kiev’s five numbers came in, and Billy banked a £1,297 win.

Has anyone won the Set for Life lottery?

Karen’s winning Set For Life ticket was bought at Sainsburys in Bittern. The winning Set For Life numbers for the draw on Thursday, March 11 were 3, 11, 20, 21, 26 and the Life Ball 8. Karen was one of seven lucky winners to bank the second tier prize in that draw.

Can I give my lottery winnings to my family?

You can give all the money away – but it’ll be your descendants / dependants that will have to meet any tax liabilities you create so you just need to be sure that any money you gift is matched by money set aside to meet any future tax bills.

What are the chances of winning set for life?

The odds of winning To play Set For Life, players have to pick five main numbers between 1 and 47, and one ‘life ball’ between 1 and 10. The odds of winning the top prize is one in 15.3 million, but the odds of winning £10,000 per month for a year is one in 1.7 million.

How can I increase my chances of winning set for life?

When you select your Set for Life numbers, try to have a relatively even mix of odd and even numbers. All odd numbers or all even numbers are rarely drawn, occurring less than 6 percent of the time. The best mix is to have 3/2 or 2/3 which means three odd and two even, or two odd and three even.

Is set for life taxed?

How do I claim my Set for Life prize? Your prize payment will automatically be deposited into your Oz Lotteries online account. You can then request to withdraw your funds by direct deposit into your bank account, into a valid PayPal account, or by cheque. All your winnings are tax-free.

Can set for life be paid in a lump sum?

(1) Other than in the circumstances set out in rule 24(4), 1st Prize in a Set for Life draw is to be paid in monthly instalments in accordance with these rules and the Lotteries Commission (Internet Entries) Rules 2010 and cannot be taken as a lump sum.

What days are set for life?

To play Set For Life, you are required to pick five numbers from 1 to 47 and one Life Ball from 1 to 10. Draws are held on Monday and Thursday evenings and you can play online or through an authorised retailer for your chance to win.