Lottery results LIVE – MegaMillions draw jackpot TONIGHT worth $242million with cash option worth $172million
17th August 2021

TONIGHT's MegaMillions jackpot has hit an eye-watering amount, as people will be racing out to buy their tickets.

The draw, which will be held tonight at 11pm, is for a staggering $242million.

The cash option is worth $172million.

To win the prize, players must correctly guess all six numbers that are drawn — including the all-important gold "Mega Ball".

Tickets cost $2.

People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

Read our lottery results live blog for the latest news and updates…

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    WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF WINNING?

    The odds of winning the Mega jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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    OTHER STATE DISTINCTIONS

    There are some distinctions in certain states.

    In Arizona, for example, it is a misdemeanor to sell a lottery ticket to anyone under 18, but it is not against the law to give the minor a lottery ticket as a present. 

    The state Constitution in Nevada prohibits all lotteries, except charity raffles.

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    SOUTH DAKOTA LAW

    In South Dakota, you must be 18 to buy a lottery ticket and 21 to play a video lottery terminal.

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    NORTH DAKOTA LAWS

    North Dakota "is the only state where voters refused to authorize a state lottery, in part because the state already has so many other forms of gambling, including charity casinos," the survey reports.

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    COMMERCIAL GAMBLING

    Utah, Hawaii, and Tennessee do not allow any forms of commercial gambling.

    Utah does not even allow social bets, according to the survey.

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    WHAT IS THE LOTTERY LAW IN NEBRASKA?

    For instance, Nebraska does not have a state lottery, but allows cities and counties to run lotteries, according to one survey.

    The minimum age to buy a lottery ticket in Nebraska is 19, and the minimum age to buy charity lotteries and raffles in the state is 18.

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    HOW OLD DO YOU NEED TO BE TO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET?

    People must be 18 or older in order to buy lottery tickets in just about every state in the US.

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    WHEN ARE THE WINNERS ANNOUNCED?

    The winning numbers will be announced tonight at 11pm.

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    HOW MUCH ARE TICKETS?

    Tickets cost $2.

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    WHAT IS THE MEGAMILLIONS JACKPOT?

    The draw is for a staggering $242million.

    The cash option is worth $172million.

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