Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $172 million

RELEASE DATE: 2/19/2014

Mega Millions continues to roll, with an estimated jackpot of $172 million for the next drawing on Friday, Feb. 21; the cash option is estimated at $94 million. The numbers drawn on Feb. 18 were 23, 29, 31, 37 and 70, with a Mega Ball of 14. One lucky ticket, sold in Florida, matched the first five numbers to win the $1 million second prize.

Since the jackpot was last hit January 3, there have been almost 12.5 million winning tickets sold at all prize levels, from the $1 million Match 5 prize down to the $1 prize for matching just the Mega Ball. Many of those included the optional Megaplier purchase, including one Match 5 ticket valued at $4 million (sold in Texas).

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