No winner! The Mega Millions jackpot is $875 million for the Tuesday, March 19 drafting

By | March 16, 2024

No one won the Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night, so according to the Mega Millions website, it will increase to an estimated $875 million with a cash option of $413.5 million.

The jackpot remains the sixth largest Mega Millions ever and will be the tenth largest in U.S. lottery history (see lists below).

One ticket sold in Friday’s drawing came close by matching all five white balls to win $1 million. That winning ticket was sold in New York.

The jackpot was last won on December 8 when two California tickets sold at the same location split the $394 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Mega Millions winning numbers for March 15 drawing

The Mega Millions winning numbers for Friday, March 15, 2024 were: 13 – 25 – 50 – 51 – 66 and Megaball 6. The Megaplier was 5x.

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When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 PM

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How much do Mega Millions tickets cost?

The cost is $2 per ticket, but you can add the Megaplier for $1, which increases the amount of your potential prize up to five times the original prize (except the jackpot).

Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball. However, you can also let the lottery machine generate a random Quick Pick for you. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or resident of any state where you purchase your ticket.

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How many balls do I have to match for the Mega Millions prize?

You can win $2 for just one copy: the Mega Ball. Apart from the jackpot, you can win up to $1 million if you match all five white balls (except in California). You can view all prize payouts on the Mega Millions site here.

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Where is Mega Millions available?

You can play the game in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands. The states that do not offer Mega Millions are: Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada and Utah.

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Where can you buy lottery tickets?

Tickets can be purchased in person at gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets. Some airport terminals may also sell lottery tickets.

You can also order lottery tickets online through Jackpocket, the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network, in the following US states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington DC and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app allows you to choose your lottery game and numbers, place your order, view your ticket and collect your winnings, all from your phone or home computer.

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What is the deadline for purchasing Mega Millions tickets?

The deadline for purchasing a Mega Millions ticket varies by state, so don’t wait until the last minute. It can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour or more for the actual drawing to take place. For some third-party lottery apps, the deadline may be closer to two hours before the draw. For example, Jackpocket in New Jersey has a 9:15 PM deadline for the 11:00 PM ET drawing.

Click here to see the deadline for where you live.

What are my chances of winning the lottery?

Playing the Mega Millions can be exciting, but don’t spend those millions before you win.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350 to 1. The odds of matching all five white balls are 12,607,306 to 1.

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What does cash option mean?

The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.

The annuity option is paid out over time. There is an immediate payment and then 29 annual payments, increasing by 5% each year. The cash option is significantly lower than the advertised jackpot, but is paid out in one lump sum. You don’t have to wait decades for all the money.

Can a jackpot winner remain anonymous?

In some states, such as New Jersey, you can win the lottery anonymously. That wasn’t always the case, but now winners can remain anonymous thanks to a law signed by Governor Phil Murphy. In other states, a winner’s name and hometown are public. Contact your state lottery for more information.

What are the Top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots?

Here are the Top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever:

  1. $1.602 billion, August 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  2. $1.537 billion, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  3. $1.348 billion, January 13, 2023: Won in Maine

  4. $1.337 billion: July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  5. $1.05 billion, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  6. $875 million, March 19, 2024:

  7. $656 million, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  8. $648 million, December 17, 2013: Two winners in California, Georgia

  9. $543 million, July 24, 2018: Won in California

  10. $536 million, July 8, 20116: Won in Indiana

What was the largest US lottery jackpot ever?

Here’s a look at the top jackpots won in the United States between the Powerball and Mega Millions lotteries:

  1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 7, 2022: Won in California

  2. $1.765 billion, Powerball, October 11, 2023: Won in California

  3. $1.602 billion, Mega Millions, August 8, 2023: Won in Florida

  4. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016: Three winners in California, Florida, Tennessee

  5. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018: Won in South Carolina

  6. $1.348 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2022: Won in Maine

  7. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022: Won in Illinois

  8. $1.08 billion, Powerball, July 19, 2023: Won in California

  9. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021: Won in Michigan

  10. $875 million, Mega Millions, March 19, 2024:

  11. $842.4 million, Powerball, January 1, 2024: Won in Michigan

  12. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019: Won in Wisconsin

  13. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017: Won in Massachusetts

  14. $754.6 million, Powerball: February 6, 2023: Won in Washington

  15. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021: Won in Maryland

  16. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021: Won in California

  17. $687.8 million, Powerball, October 27, 2018: Two winners in Iowa, New York

  18. $656 million, Mega Millions, March 30, 2012: Three winners in Illinois, Kansas, Maryland

  19. $648 Million, Mega Millions, December 17, 2013: Two Winners in California, Georgia

  20. $632.6 million, Powerball, January 5, 2022: Two winners in California, Wisconsin

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