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Mega Millions Winning Numbers For 01/19/2021 Game: $865M Jackpot

Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers for the $865 million lottery jackpot drawing on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

    Deb Belt , Patch Staff
Posted Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 7:54 p m ET | Updated Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 11:02 p m ET

The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has drawn closer to a billion dollars — $865 million — for the player who has the winning ticket on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The one-time cash payout for tonight’s Mega Millions drawing is $638.8 million, which makes it the third-largest prize lottery in U.S. history, officials said.

The winning Mega Millions numbers are drawn every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern time, with results usually posted within 5 minutes.

Check with your state lottery for the cut-off time to purchase tickets before a drawing. Mega Millions tickets cost $2 each.

The winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Jan. 19, are: 10, 19, 26, 28, 50 and the Mega Ball of 16.

The largest lottery jackpot in history was a $1.586 billion Powerball prize, which was split by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016.

A Wisconsin player last won the Mega Millions jackpot on Sept. 15, 2020, when the prize was $120 million.

To win the Mega Millions jackpot, a player must match all five white balls in any order and the gold Mega Ball number.

You can buy Mega Millions tickets from lottery retailers/agents in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U. S. Virgin Islands; a total of 47 jurisdictions. See the Where To Play page for details.

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If you are a resident of Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania or Virginia, you may buy Mega Millions tickets online by registering with the lotteries of those states. You may also purchase subscriptions for Mega Millions online in New York.

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These are the five largest Mega Millions jackpots in the game’s history:

  • $1.537 billion, Oct. 23, 2018
  • $656 million, March 30, 2012
  • $648 million, Dec. 17, 2013
  • $543 million, July 24, 2018
  • $536 million, July 8, 2016

Winners can choose to either have the full jackpot amount paid out in 30 installments over 29 years, or winners can take one lump sum payment that is smaller than the actual total.

Mega Millions Winning Numbers For 01/19/2021 Game: $865M Jackpot – Columbia, MD – Here are the winning Mega Millions numbers for the $865 million lottery jackpot drawing on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021.

Mega Millions jackpot jumps to $865M. Here are the 9 biggest Mega Millions jackpot winners on record.

With the jackpot for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing now estimated at $865 million, it could become the second biggest winning Mega Millions prize and the third largest prize of any lottery drawing in U.S. history.

It all depends on whether any Mega Millions lottery players match all six numbers when they are drawn at 11 p.m.

Here’s a look at the nine largest jackpots won by Mega Millions players as of Jan. 19, 2021.

No. 1 — $1.537 billion jackpot (1 winner)

One winning Mega Millions ticket worth a whopping $1.537 billion was sold in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018, but the winner’s identity remains a mystery. That’s because South Carolina is one of a handful of states where winners can stay anonymous. And this winner chose to do that.

Lottery officials said the winner chose the cash option, which turned out to be a massive check for almost $878 million.

No. 2 — $656 million jackpot (3 winners)

A group calling themselves the “Three Amigos” claimed one of three winning tickets for the $656 million Mega Millions jackpot on March 30, 2012. The lucky winners, a woman in her 20s, a man in his 40s and another woman in her 50s, worked in Maryland’s public education system.

Two other winning tickets were sold in that giant lottery drawing — one in Illinois and one in Kansas.

Ira Curry of Stone Mountain, Georgia, won half of the $648 million Mega Millions drawing on Dec. 17, 2013. File photo

No. 3 — $648 million jackpot (2 winners)

Two winning tickets were sold for the Mega Millions drawing held on Dec. 17, 2013, which carried a jackpot of $648 million. One ticket was purchased in California, and one in Georgia.

The California winner was Steve Tran, a delivery driver. The Georgia winner was Ira Curry, a 56-year-old woman who picked numbers based on birth dates of her family members, according to a report by Reuters.

No. 4 — $543 million jackpot (1 winner)

One winning Mega Millions ticket worth $543 million was sold in California for the drawing on July 24, 2018, and it turned out the lucky ticket belonged to a group of 11 co-workers at a finance company in Santa Clara. So the big prize was split among the people in their office pool.

At the time, it was deemed as California’s largest lottery prize in a single ticket.

A Mega Millions ticket worth $536 million was sold in Cambridge City, Indiana for the July 8, 2016 drawing. The winners were a married couple with two children who set up a limited liability corporation, allowing them to claim their prize anonymously. Indiana Lottery

No. 5 — $536 million jackpot (1 winner)

A Mega Millions ticket worth $536 million was sold at a Speedway in Cambridge City, Indiana for the July 8, 2016 drawing. The winners were a married couple with two children who set up a limited liability corporation, allowing them to claim their prize anonymously.

The Hamilton County residents chose the cash option of $378 million. They received $271 million after taxes. At the time, the prize was the largest won by a single ticket holder in Mega Millions history.

No. 6 — $533 million jackpot (1 winner)

A New Jersey man struck it rich in a $533 million Mega Millions drawing on March 30, 2018. The sole winning ticket was purchased by Richard Wahl, then of Vernon Township in Sussex County.

Wahl bought the lucky ticket at a Lukoil gas station on Route 23 in Riverdale and walked away with $324 million before taxes were deducted, because the ticket was purchased with the cash option.

No. 7 — $522 million jackpot (1 winner)

One winning Mega Millions ticket worth $522 million was sold in San Diego, California for the drawing held on June 7, 2019. Lottery officials identified the winner as Laarni Bibal.

No. 8 — $451 million jackpot (1 winner)

One lucky ticket matched all six numbers in the Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 5, 2018, with a massive jackpot of $451 million.

Lottery officials said the winning ticket was purchased in Florida by 20-year-old Shane Missler, who opted for a lump-sum prize of $281.9 million. He then announced a very early retirement from his office job.

No. 9 — $437 million jackpot (1 winner)

A group of 23 co-workers from the Long Island, New York area split a $437 million jackpot for the Mega Millions drawing on New Year’s Day in 2019. Lottery officials said it was the largest jackpot in New York Lottery history.

The group decided to take the cash value of the prize, a single lump-sum payment totaling $262,213,914. After state and federal income taxes were taken out, the prize was reduced to $176,155,308.

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NJ Advance Media staff writer Jeff Goldman contributed to this report.

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