It’s Tuesday, Feb 23, and that means it’s time for the next Mega Millions drawing. No one won the last Mega Millions jackpot causing it to roll to an estimated $114 million. The last winning numbers were drawn on Feb. 19, and the jackpot then was an estimated $104 million. The winning numbers for Feb. 19 were 2, 27, 41, 50, 75, and the Mega Ball was 4. The megaplier was 4x. Stay tuned as the Mega Millions live drawing kicks off tonight at 11:00 p.m. ET and we’ll have the live video, the winning numbers results, and latest news updates. Until then, you can watch the video from the last Mega Millions drawing.
Update! The Mega Millions winning numbers for Feb. 23 have been drawn. They are 16, 32,39,53, 57 and the Mega Ball is 10. The Megaplier is 5x.
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Mega Millions is one of the most popular lottery games played in the United States. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850. You win the Mega Millions grand prize jackpot by matching all five white balls and the gold Mega Millions ball. Mega Millions tickets cost $1 each and the megaplier option is an addition $1.
You play Mega Millions by choosing five white balls with numbers between 1 and 75. You then choose one gold ball, the Mega Ball between the numbers 1 and 15. You have the option to choose your own numbers or to let the terminal select your numbers for you by choosing the Easy Pick option on your ticket. Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m. ET and are held live in Atlanta, Georgia. Mega Millions is the second-most played jackpot game in the United States. The first and most popular lottery jackpot game is Powerball.
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When you purchase a Mega Millions lottery ticket, it’s important that you take care of that ticket in case it’s a winner. The first thing you should do after selecting your numbers and getting your ticket is sign the back of it. This helps protect your Mega Millions ticket from theft, should it be a winning ticket. You might find keeping it in an envelope or plastic bag, such as a ziplock bag, a good way to ensure it is protected from natural elements such as water or moisture. Make certain to put your ticket some place safe so it won’t become lost. You’ll need to check the winning numbers from the drawing with the numbers on your ticket to see if you’re a winner. Additionally, if your ticket is a winner, you will need to turn it in so that you can claim your prize. If the ticket is damaged or the numbers unreadable, you run the risk of having your ticket and winning claim rejected. Protect your ticket so that if you are one of the lucky winners, you won’t have any difficulty claiming your prize. It’s important to check your Mega Millions tickets carefully as many people in states across the country are failing to claim their winnings. Some people see that they haven’t won the jackpot and don’t bother to check for other prizes. There are nine ways to win Mega Millions, so check your tickets carefully and if you haven’t won the jackpot, continue to check as you might have won another prize.
Stay tuned as the live drawing begins at 11:00 p.m. ET, and we’ll have the live video and winning numbers results. Did you buy a Mega Millions ticket for tonight’s jackpot drawing? Mega Millions jackpot winners have the choice of receiving their winnings in a cash annuity that consists of one initial payment, followed by 29 payments each year. You can also opt for a lump sum cash payment.
Good luck to those who are playing for tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot.
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