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Did Anyone Win the $64 Million Jackpot?

The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery for February 18, 2022, was $64 million with a cash-value option of $42.7 million.

The numbers drawn were 6, 11, 50, 63 and 68 for the white balls, while the yellow Mega Ball was 17, and the Megaplier was 4, according to the Mega Millions website.

No one matched all five white balls and the Mega Ball to win the jackpot. However, there was one lucky player who matched all five white balls to win the $1 million prize.

For an extra dollar, the winner could have quadrupled their money by playing the Megaplier.

According to the Mega Millions website, there were four winners for the $10,000 prize with tickets that matched four white balls and a Mega Ball. Two of them were able to quadruple their winnings by using the Megaplier.

For the $500 prize, there were a total of 238 winners, 48 of whom were able to quadruple their money with the Megaplier.

A total of 28,550 people managed to win $10 by either correctly guessing three of the white balls’ numbers or getting two white balls and a yellow. Some 14,983 people won by guessing three white balls and 13,567 people won by guessing two white and one yellow.

At the lowest end of the winning table, 109,425 people won $4 while 266,167 people won $2.

Overall, there were 405,004 people that won $2 or more in the Mega Millions draw on Friday.

The next jackpot is an estimated $75 million with a cash option of $50.1 million. The next drawing will be held on February 22 at 11 p.m. ET.

How To Play Mega Millions

Mega Millions remain one of the most popular lotteries in the U.S. Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.

For each drawing, five white balls are taken from balls numbered 1 through 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, there is the Megaplier option. This can increase non-jackpot prizes by up to five times.

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 chances of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are 1 in 303 million.

If the jackpot is not won, the money is added to the top prize for the following draw and so builds up. When a ticket does win the jackpot, the top prize is reset to an average of $20 million.

For more information see the Mega Millions website.

Correction 02/19/22, 11:19 a.m. ET: This article was updated to correct the draw date from February 19 to February 18.

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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 estimated Mega Millions jackpot Friday was $64 million.
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