Jackpot to $243 million for March 2
RELEASE DATE: 2/28/2018
As the shortest month comes to a close, the Mega Millions jackpot continues to rise. No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night, pushing the jackpot to an estimated $243 million ($143 million cash) for the next drawing on Friday, March 2. The winning numbers for February 27 are the white balls 10, 17, 21, 38 and 43, plus the gold Mega Ball 23.
If won, Friday’s $243 million prize would be the 22nd largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions. Over the years, 17 jackpots have been won during the month of March, including the record Mega Millions prize of $656 million (March 30, 2012) and two other top ten jackpots.
Tuesday’s drawing produced just over 578,000 winning tickets at all prize levels. Since the last jackpot was won on January 5, there have been almost seven million winning tickets sold, including 19 worth $1 million or more.
The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on January 5 at $451 million; a 20-year-old Florida man claimed that prize as the trustee of Secret 007, LLC.
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