Mega Millions $378m Lottery Drawing – Who Won?

Friday June 5th drawing for the Mega Millions topped $378million. The lucky numbers drawn were 32, 35, 37, 47, 55 with the Gold Mega Ball of 22 and the Megaplier of 3. There were no lucky jackpot winners which means the jackpot for June 9th will be a staggering $410million (cash option of $308.2million).

There may not have been a grand-prize winner, but three lucky ticket holders matched all five white main numbers drawn to win $1million each. The lucky winners purchased tickets in Connecticut, Florida and New Jersey. If any of those winners had played the Megaplier of 3, they would have seen their prizes triple in value instantly!

Mega Millions draws are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11pm and tickets cost $2 each. Five main white balls are produced from a lottery wheel of 70 numbers. The Mega Ball (gold) is drawn from a separate lottery wheel where there are numbers 1 to 25. The odds of winning a jackpot is 1 in 302million.

And, if you believe Richard Lustig, the author of “Learn How to Increase Your Chances of Winning the Lottery”, you can do just that by following his tips. First being to have a budget and not go over it. Second is to not buy quick or easy pick options. “The problem with buying quick picks is every time you buy one, you get a different set of numbers. So, your odds are always the same,” Lustig said.

He continues with tips that include avoiding birthdays and anniversaries as the dates only go up to 31, whereas the lottery numbers go up to 70, so you’re eliminating half the numbers there. And, finally, you should never change your numbers. But at the end of the day, if you’re luck is in, your luck is in! And there have been many a winner from quick/easy pick tickets.