Can you buy Mega Millions draw tickets online?

With $1.35 billion at stake, you may be able to try your luck without waiting in line, depending on where you live.

WASHINGTON — The $1.35 billion jackpot of Mega Millions on Friday is the second-highest in the game’s history.

The only Mega Millions jackpot bigger than Friday’s jackpot was a $1.530 billion jackpot won in South Carolina in 2018.

With so much money at stake, the massive jackpot has more and more people trying their luck.

If you don’t want to stand in line to buy tickets at the gas station or grocery store, there are ways to buy them online, but it depends on where you live.

Mega Millions tickets are sold at all but five statesbut buying tickets online is much more restrictive.

Can I buy Mega Millions tickets online?

Whether or not you can buy a Mega Millions ticket online depends on your location.

Currently, lotteries in only nine states and the D.C. offer ways to purchase Mega Millions tickets online or through their lottery mobile app.

If you don’t live in one of those states, there may still be other options for you.

Courier services, such as y JackpocketThey act as intermediaries.

Players order lottery tickets through a mobile app or website, then those companies go and buy the ticket on the player’s behalf from an authorized retailer in their state, upload an image to the app, and securely store the ticket. physical.

Currently, Jackpocket is available in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington DC and West Virginia. operates in Arkansas, Colorado, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Texas.

What time is the Mega Millions draw?

The next drawing will be held on Friday, January 13 at 11 pm ET. Mountain hours at 9 p.m.

What days are the Mega Millions draws?

Mega Millions draws happen twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays.

How late can you buy Mega Millions tickets?

Los time limits to purchase Mega Millions tickets vary by state. Usually it is within an hour or two before the scheduled draw. Check with your local lottery. Tickets are $2 per line.

What are the biggest US lottery jackpots ever won?

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 8, 2022 (one ticket, in California)

2. $1.586 billion Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets, in California, Florida, Tennessee)

3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, in South Carolina)

4. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, in Illinois)

5. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, in Michigan)

6. $768.4 million Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, in Wisconsin)

7. $758.7 million Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, in Massachusetts)

8. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, in Maryland)

9. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, in California)

10. $687.8 million Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, in Iowa and New York)

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