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Did Anyone Win the $20 Million Jackpot?

The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery for Friday, March 11, was $20 million and had a cash-value option of $13.1 million.

The numbers drawn were 24, 28, 39, 44 and 66 for the white balls, while the yellow Mega Ball was 25, and the Megaplier was 3, according to the Mega Millions website.

No-one matched all five white balls and the Mega Ball to win the top prize, while there were also no winners of the $1 million, the second-biggest prize on offer.

There were 10 winners of the $10,000 prize, with tickets matching four white balls and a Mega Ball. Four of those played the Megaplier for an extra dollar, and so trebled their winnings.

There were also 167 winners of the $500 prize, with 38 of them playing the Megaplier to get $1,500. Among the smaller prizes, 478 players won $200, 100 of whom played the Megaplier.

Overall, there were more than 343, 000 tickets that won at least $2.

This means that the jackpot will grow for Tuesday’s drawing where the top prize now stands at $22 million, with a cash option of $14.5 million.

There has been a big winner this week after a single ticket holder in New York matched all six numbers on Tuesday.

The player won the top prize of $128 million, which had a cash option of $85.8 million. The final jackpot amount was higher than initially estimated due to strong sales, Mega Millions said on its website.

During the 11 drawings of the last jackpot run, five second prizes were won.

These included one ticket worth $4 million (sold in Connecticut) and four worth the standard $1 million (two in Indiana and one each in New Jersey and Washington).

How To Play Mega Millions

One of the country’s most popular lotteries, Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Players pick five white balls between 1 and 70 while a yellow Mega Ball is taken from a set numbered from 1 to 25.

Each ticket costs $2 per play and for an extra dollar in most states, players can take the Megaplier option which can increase non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

Each time the jackpot is not won, the money is added to the top prize for the following draw. When a ticket does scoop the jackpot, the top prize is reset to an average of $20 million.

Tickets can be bought in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, they can not be bought in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah.

The odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are 1 in 303 million. See the Mega Millions website for more information.

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Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. The jackpot for the drawing on 11 March, 2022 was reset to $20 million after a big win this week.
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