The Mega Millions jackpot is continuing to grow after no one matched all six numbers during Tuesday night's drawing. Now, the jackpot has been pushed to a whopping $216 million, with a cash payout estimated at $119 million.
The winning numbers were: 12-18-25-35-66 Mega Ball: 15 Megaplier: 5. The jackpot was worth an estimated $195 million.
Even though no one matched all six numbers, there were two lucky players from Arizona and Maryland who won the Match 5 game, where they matched all of the numbers except for the Mega Ball. Each winner won a $1 million prize.
The next drawing on Friday, February 28, 2014, will be the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot since the record was set on March 30, 2012 with a jackpot of $656 million.
If you have never played the popular lottery game, the Mega Millions official website details how to play the game. "Players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers - five different numbers from 1 to 75 and one number from 1 to 15 - or select Easy Pick," the site reads. "You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. The jackpots start at $15 million and grow by a minimum of $5 million per draw each time the jackpot rolls."
The Mega Millions lottery game is played in 43 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The odds of winning the Mega Millions is estimated at 1 in 259 million. Each ticket costs one dollar.
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