The most recent Mega Millions lottery draw, held on March 1, had an estimated $102 million jackpot up for grabs, plus a $69.5 million cash value option.
The winning numbers were drawn on Tuesday at 11pm ET. For normal white balls, draw “18”, “22”, “38”, “39” and “50”. Meanwhile, the most important yellow super ball is the “18”.
The 2X Megaplier bonus is also in effect here, giving players the chance to theoretically double their earnings (as long as they pay extra dollars when purchasing a winning ticket).
Has anyone won the Mega Millions jackpot on March 1st?
The official Mega Millions website has a page you can access that shows the results of previous draws. Here you can see how many people have won in each bonus tier and how many of them have chosen to buy the Megaplier bonus.
When it comes to the March 1 lottery, no one can correctly guess all the white ball numbers and the yellow super ball numbers. Therefore, the jackpot is unclaimed and will be rolled over to the next lottery on Friday, March 4th.
March 1 millionaire results
Of course, you can make money from Mega Millions without winning. There are eight other levels here, with prizes ranging from $2 to $1 million.
Unfortunately, none of the players matched all five white balls on March 1, meaning the $1 million prize went unclaimed.
The 15 lottery entrants managed to get four white balls and one yellow super ball, however, they each netted $10,000. In this group, three chose to use the Megaplier bonus, so their prize doubled to $20,000.
Meanwhile, 292 players guessed four white ball numbers (no super balls), making them eligible for a $500 prize. 51 people from this group used the Megaplier option to further increase their income.
As for the lower-level prizes, 756 entrants matched three white balls and a super ball worth $200.
A total of 34,629 people won $10 by getting three white balls themselves or a combination of two white balls and a yellow ball.
In the end, 424,882 players won $4 by getting the Mega Ball alone or paired with a single white ball.
How to Play Mega Millions
$2 is required to enter the Mega Millions draw. Tickets are available in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. However, they are not sold in Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada or Utah.
If you decide to play, the first thing you need to do is choose six lucky numbers. Five of these are for normal white balls (which can be any value between 1 and 70), and one is for special super balls (between 1 and 25).
If you manage to guess all six numbers correctly (according to the lottery website, the odds of doing so are 1 in 302,575,350), you’ll win the coveted jackpot. Like the Powerball lottery, the value of this jackpot fluctuates with each draw, depending on ticket sales and when the last person wins.
Even if you don’t win the jackpot, you can still win other prizes that can be boosted with Megaplier bonuses. It’s important to note that if you pay an extra $1 when you buy a lottery ticket, your winnings may be doubled, tripled, quadrupled, or quadrupled.
The effect of this multiplier is randomly determined at the start of each draw. For example, on February 25th, it is set to 3X.
For more information on the Mega Millions lottery, please visit its official website.