The Mega Millions winning numbers and winners for the March 25 drawing are in. No one won the Mega Millions jackpot, which caused it to roll from $35 million to $43 million. The winning numbers are 4, 11, 12,35,46 and the gold Mega Ball is 12. The megaplier is 2x.
The next Mega Millions drawing takes place on Tuesday, March 29 at 11:00 p.m. ET. You can watch video from the last drawing as it took place in the video player below.
The Mega Millions jackpot hasn’t been won since March 8 when a winning ticket was sold for the $157 million jackpot. On March 11, the jackpot reset to $15 million and it has been steadily climbing ever since. Though there were no jackpot or grand prize winners, there were several smaller prizes won. There are nine ways to win Mega Millions and those who match the mega ball always win a prize.
Michael Burkett claimed Seattle’s $157 million Mega Millions prize! First thing he bought? Alienware PC from Dell pic.twitter.com/kc8dRSzprJ
— KOMO News (@komonews) March 24, 2016
No one won the second-tier prize that consists of matching all five, white Mega Millions balls. Mega Millions is played with five white balls with numbers ranging between 1 and 75 and one gold ball, or mega ball between the numbers 1 and 15. Players purchase a ticket then select five white balls with numbers and then one mega ball. Tickets cost $1 per play and there is an additional option to increase your winning potential by choosing the multiplier or megaplier option for an additional $1. Those who match all numbers win the jackpot, and those who match five of the white balls without the mega ball win $1 million. This can increase for those who used the mega ball megaplier when purchasing their ticket.
Mega Millions infographic about #Washington winners coming at you!
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— Lottery.net (@lotterynet) March 9, 2016
The third tier prize is worth $5,000 and consists of matching four white balls plus the mega ball. In the last drawing there was a total of 26 third tier winners. Twenty-three tickets were regular, and three had used the megaplier option. The megaplier winners won $1o,ooo each.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is recommended that those who are playing Mega Millions visit their local lottery site, as there is often pertinent information that players can benefit from. You can find a list of local lottery states on the official website.
Mega Millions is the second most popular lottery game following behind Powerball. Because tickets remained $1, many people find that playing Mega Millions is an affordable way to play the lottery and hope to strike it rich. Though Mega Millions is affordable and fun, it is still a form of gambling and should be played in a responsible manner. Those who think they may be developing a gambling addiction should seek help from legitimate resources at once. You can find information about fighting gambling addiction at the official Mega Millions site.
In order to prevent gambling addictions and play Mega Millions in a fun and responsible manner, it’s a good idea to set a budget for play. Many people set aside money for entertainment when creating monthly or weekly budgets. Simply include the cost of tickets with or without the megaplier and figure how much you can reasonably spend on Mega Millions tickets without cutting into other areas of your budget. This way you can multiple tickets when needed and rest assured that you are playing Mega Millions in a responsible manner.
Are you going to play Mega Millions for the next drawing on Tuesday, March 29? The jackpot is $43 million with an estimated cash value of $27 million. Stay tuned as we’ll have the live drawing video, winning numbers and updates on the winners on Tuesday.