The Mega Millions jackpots follow one another; PA online lottery thrives online


On Friday, a Mega Millions ticket sold in Tennessee hit the $20 million jackpot. Which does two jackpot winners in one week, in two consecutive draws. The TN player is the fourth person to win the top Mega Millions prize so far this year.

The last time Mega Millions had jackpot winners in two consecutive draws in July 2016. These two draws actually produced three winners, as two players got lucky on July 22 and shared the grand prize. A total of four players have hit the jackpot in this month alone!

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Good things come to those who wait

The jackpot hit earlier in the week was the first ever for the state of Minnesota. It was a big one, too. A lucky player landed a $110 million payday by choosing all the correct numbers for the draw on Tuesday evening, April 12. Mega Millions was launched in MN in 2010, when Powerball and Mega Millions entered into an agreement allowing states to sell the two multi-state lottery games.

Friday’s big win marks the second Mega Millions jackpot never be hit in TN. This state has not seen a top prize winner since 2014.

Before Tuesday, the top prize had increased with every draw for five weeks since the last big win on March 8. The jackpot is reset to $20 million every time someone wins it.

When will it be time for another PA winner?

Back in our state of Pennsylvania, the last Mega Millions grand prize won on May 21, 2021 by a group of five players in Bucks County. This group shared a prize of $516 millionwhich remains the ninth highest Mega Millions prize ever won.

PA is one of the states where you can buy both Mega Millions and Powerball tickets. Although similar, the games have some minor differences. Powerball differentiates itself by adding a third weekly draw. Powerball drawings take place weekly on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

The Powerball jackpot is growing rapidly, to around $348 million for the next draw on Monday. Catch the winning Mega Millions numbers every Tuesday and Friday.

PA residents are lucky to have an online lottery

You can try your luck at either PA game by purchasing tickets online using the PA Lottery iLottery website or mobile app. For more chances to win, try PA lottery draw games.

Exclusive to PA residents, the draw games available online are Treasure Hunt, Cash4Life, PICK 2, PICK 3, PICK 4, PICK 5, and Match 6. Several of these have recently been added to the lottery menu in line.

From May 2018 to the end of March 2022, over $2.26 billion was won through the PA lottery. In the past fiscal year (2020-21), the PA Online Lottery set a new record with nearly $772.2 million in prizes won through online drawings and games.

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