Beware of new Mega Millions Scams
1st April 2020 1:12 PM
New scams surrounding the Mega Millions lottery have surfaced, with the aim of luring customers into thinking that they have won a big prize in the lottery.
Mega Millions is warning its customers about new scams that are using the Mega Millions name and logo fraudulently, in the hopes of making people believe that they have won a big prize or telling people that they have won a “free play” which results in a win. Emails and texts that appear official are being sent out, some of which are referring to themselves as the Mega Millions “International Official Lottery” linking to what is supposed to be the official website for the anniversary of Mega Millions with a 25th anniversary logo. These fraudulent communications are also informing people that they have to pay a fee to collect their prize.
It is important to note that this is a scam - there is no Mega Millions “international” lottery and free plays are not being sent out in this manner. You will also never be asked to pay a fee to collect that prize. Mega Millions warns its customers that these scams are not connected to it and people should not respond to such emails or messages.
Check out our Mega Millions scams page to learn more.
Latest Mega Millions Results
The most recent Mega Millions draw took place on Tuesday, March 31. The jackpot was an estimated $113 million with a cash option of $90.4 million.
The winning numbers for the draw of Tuesday, March 31 were:
8-17-51-57-70 - Mega Ball 2 - Megaplier 4X
A total of 10 people matched 4 numbers and the Mega Ball, which means that they each won $10,000. One of those 10 also matched the Megaplier, which makes the player a winner of $40,000. Nobody matched all 5 numbers so no one won the $1 million prize. There were also no jackpot winners in this draw, so the jackpot has now rolled over to a wonderful $121 million with a cash option of $96.7 million.
The latest Mega Millions jackpot win was a massive $202 million and it was snatched by a single ticket holder from New Jersey on February 11, 2020.
The next Mega Millions draw will be taking place this Friday, April 3, 2020 at 23:00 EST.
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