Mega Millions Live Drawing Video And Winning Numbers Results For $104 Million Jackpot Feb.19

It’s Feb. 19 and that means it’s time for the next Mega Millions drawing. The Mega Millions jackpot has rolled from one drawing to the next and is currently at an estimated $104 million with an estimated cash value of $68 million. The last Mega Millions drawing took place on Feb. 16 and the winning numbers were 9, 31, 33, 46, 64 and the gold mega ball is 4. The Mega Millions megaplier was 3x. You can watch the video from the drawing as it occurred live below. Tonight’s drawing takes place at 11:00 p.m. ET. Stay tuned for the winning numbers will be posted at 11:00 p.m and the video below will be updated with the live video from tonight’s Mega Millions drawing.

Update! The Mega Millions winning numbers for Feb. 19 are in. They are 2, 27, 41, 50, 75 and the Mega Ball is 4. The Mega Millions megaplier is 4x.

No one won the jackpot in the last Mega Millions’ drawing, but a lucky New York resident did win $1 million by matching all five white balls on the ticket. As both Mega Millions and Powerball have rolled until their jackpots have surpassed $100 million, both lottery games are increasing in popularity. While Mega Millions has caused multiple people to become millionaires since the new year, the spotlight has focused greatly on America’s other leading jackpot game: Powerball.

Powerball saw record numbers of players and tickets sold when the January 13 jackpot hit $1.58 billion. There were three winning Powerball tickets sold in that jackpot drawing. One was sold in Tennessee to John and Lisa Robinson, another ticket was sold in Melbourne Beach, Florida to Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt. The winning ticket sold in California has yet to be claimed.

Tennessee Powerball Winners John and Lisa Robinson on Ellen DeGeneres

Florida Powerball Winners Revealed: Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt

When playing jackpot lottery games like Mega Millions there are several things to take into consideration. First, you need to prepare yourself, just in case you do win. Many Powerball and Mega Millions jackpot winners talk about their shock and disbelief when they do win the jackpot, as well as feeling a bit overwhelmed with how to handle things. One thing you shouldn’t do is rush out and tell people you have won. Winning a lottery jackpot is going to change your life radically, and the goal is to make that transition as smooth as possible. There are legal and financial issues that will need to be dealt with. Before collecting any Mega Millions winning payouts, you should have a team in place to help with the financial transition you will undergo. Find a licensed and reputable Certified Public Accountant (CPA) to help answer any tax questions you might have. A lawyer experienced in handling lottery wins is a good resource as well. Look for a financial advisor who can help assist you with making wise business decisions including ways to invest, grow and save your money.

Mega Millions tickets cost $1 each and you can choose to add the Mega Millions megaplier option that will multiply the amount of non-jackpot wins. You will need to choose between a quick pick ticket, where the computer randomly selects the numbers you’ll play; or choose your own numbers. In the $1.58 billion Powerball jackpot, the Tennessee winners purchased four quick pick tickets and struck it rich when one of the tickets matched all of the winning numbers. The Florida Powerball winners Maureen Smith and David Kaltschmidt purchased two tickets. One ticket was a quick pick and the second ticket consisted of numbers that Maureen Smith had played off and on for 30 years, according to David Kaltschmidt during the live press conference. The numbers Maureen Smith had played for over 30 years matched the winning numbers for the $1.58 billion drawing. It goes to show that there is no rhyme or reason when playing Powerball or Mega Millions and you can win by playing your own numbers for years or with quick pick tickets.

Do you prefer to play Mega Millions with quick pick tickets or do you choose your own numbers?
Stay tuned as we’ll have the Mega Millions winning numbers and the live video drawing as soon as they come in tonight!

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