RELEASE DATE: 3/2/2019
March has historically been a good month for winning Mega Millions jackpots, and 2019 continues that pattern. For the 11th straight year, there has been at least one March jackpot winner, and for the second year in a row, a winning ticket was sold in New Jersey during the month.
The ticket matched all six numbers drawn Friday night – the white balls 29, 33, 39, 60 and 66, plus the gold Mega Ball 21. The jackpot for the lucky winner is $273 million (cash value of $162,596,784). The final jackpot amounts were revised upwards based on actual sales.
The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won on January 1, when a group of 23 New York co-workers won a $437 million prize.
In this jackpot run there were more than 9.2 million winning tickets at all prize levels, including the March 1 jackpot winner and 21 Match 5 winners of $1 million or more.
The jackpot resets to $40 million ($23.8 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday, March 5.
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