It’s March 22 and that means it’s time for the next Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot has rolled for the past three drawings after a winner was announced on March 8. Mega Millions jackpots always reset to $15 million following a grand prize win and tonight’s jackpot is for an estimated $30 million. Should someone win the grand prize and request an upfront cash payment, the estimated lump sum would be $19 million.
The last Mega Millions drawing was held on March 18 and the winning numbers were 5, 8, 57, 59, and 73. The megaplier was 5x. You can watch the video from the latest Mega Millions drawing in the video player below. Tonight’s drawing goes live at 11:00 p.m. ET and streams from Atlanta, Georgia. Once the drawing is live the video below will be updated and the winning numbers’ results will be posted.
Update: The Mega Millions winning numbers for March 22 are in. They are 34,6,19,70,38 and the gold Mega Ball is 5. The Megaplier is 5x.
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Mega Millions is the second most popular jackpot lottery game played in the United States, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Not all states participate in Mega Millions, however. Those who want to find out if Mega Millions is played in their state should check with their local lottery association. The official Mega Millions website provides in-depth information regarding where Mega Millions is played. Mega Millions and Powerball are Multi-State Lottery Association (MUSL) games and are both popular forms of lottery gambling games that are played on a weekly basis. Powerball tickets cost $2 per play and Mega Millions tickets are $1. Both games have the option of using a multiplier that can increase the amount of non-jackpot prizes. Both games consist of six balls and players must match all six numbers in order to win the grand prize jackpot. The second-tier prize consists of matching five numbers minus either the Power Ball or the Mega Ball.
Powerball jackpots are often larger than Mega Millions, but Powerball caps all second-tier prizes at $2 million when the multiplier is drawn. This means that players can actually win more with the second-tier prize when playing Mega Millions than with Powerball. Powerball jackpots always reset to $40 million after a grand prize win and Mega Millions jackpots reset to $15 million. Because each state lottery may vary in their rules and regulations regarding how the game is played, whether jackpot winners must come forward or are allowed to remain anonymous, and how long winners have until they claim their prize, it is a wise idea for those who play Mega Millions to check with their local lottery for important information.
Because Mega Millions tickets cost only $1 to play, many feel that the game offers an advantage. Drawings are held twice per week on Tuesdays and Fridays. Powerball drawings are held on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Some people prefer to play both Mega Millions and Powerball in every drawing in order to increase their chances of winning large prizes. Some find that adding the megaplier to their ticket is an easy way to ensure that should they win a non-jackpot prize, they will have the best shot at getting the most money in their win.
When playing lottery games like Mega Millions and Powerball, some question if they should choose their own numbers and play them, or if they should choose a quick pick or easy pick ticket. Quick pick tickets let the terminal randomly select the numbers that will be played on each ticket. Neither method has an advantage over the other and some feel the best way to increase your chances of winning is to play at least two tickets per game and use both methods. Many quick pick tickets have won prizes, including the jackpot.
Are you playing Mega Millions tonight? If so, stay tuned as we’ll have the live drawing video, Mega Millions winning numbers and results, as well as updates on the winners.
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