# Does the order of numbers matter in a lottery?

## Does the order of numbers matter in a lottery?

To take home the jackpot, your ticket must have the same five white numbers — order doesn’t matter — and the one red number. If you do the math, there are 11,238,513 possible combinations of five white balls (without order mattering).

## Do the white balls need to be in order for Mega Millions?

White balls: The first five numbers on your ticket can match with any of the first five numbers drawn, in any order. Gold balls: The Mega Ball number on your ticket can only match with the Mega Ball number drawn (not with one of the first five numbers).

What if you get Mega Ball?

Related. Playing Mega Millions is actually fairly simple: You pick five numbers between 1 and 70, and then another number — the “mega ball” — between 1 and 25. If you match all five numbers (in any order) and the mega ball, then you win the \$1.6 billion jackpot.

How can I win Mega Millions?

To win the jackpot, all six numbers on your ticket must match the winning numbers. There are a total of nine ways to win a prize in Mega Millions.

### What is the best strategy to win Mega Millions?

Therefore, the best strategy for playing Powerball or Mega Millions is with group play. First, wait until the jackpot is over \$300 million, and then try to join the largest group possible for buying tickets. It is important to note that the advertised jackpots are annuities paying over 25 to 30 years.

### What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions?

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million, making them the highest odds of any other state or multi-state lottery game ever played in the United States.

What if 2 numbers match in Mega Millions?

Yes, if you match two Mega Millions numbers during the drawing, this means that you will walk away with some money, but you won’t win the jackpot. However, you will only win some money if you matched a yellow ball and a white ball. Matching two white balls won’t get you any winnings.

What are the winning numbers for Mega Millions?

The winning numbers drawn Friday for Mega Millions are 4, 24, 46, 61, 70 and the Mega Ball number is 7. The top prize reached \$548 million, with a one-time cash option of \$309 million.