RELEASE DATE: 5/22/2021
One of the largest Mega Millions® jackpots in history, and the largest ever won during the month of May, goes to a lucky ticket holder in Pennsylvania! For matching all six numbers drawn Friday night – the white balls 6, 9, 17, 18 and 48, plus the gold Mega Ball 8 – the ticket wins a prize of $516 million ($349.3 million cash). The final jackpot value was updated based on actual sales. It's the ninth largest jackpot awarded since the game began in 2002.
It’s the third, and largest, Mega Millions jackpot won in Pennsylvania since the state joined the game in 2010. A Pittsburgh man won a $149 million prize on May 20, 2014, and a $153 million jackpot was won on July 21, 2015, by a Virginia truck driver while on his route in Pennsylvania.
The third Mega Millions jackpot won to date in 2021, Friday night’s win follows a whopping $1.050 billion prize collected by a group of players in Michigan on January 22 and $96 million won by a New York couple on February 16.
In addition to the jackpot-winning ticket, Friday night’s drawing produced a total of 1,702,748 winners at all other prize levels. Fifty-three tickets across the country matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the game’s third prize. Ten of those are worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier (a $1 additional purchase available in most states); the Megaplier for this drawing was 3X. The other 43 third-tier winning tickets are worth $10,000 each.
In this jackpon run, there were more than 19.5 million winning tickets at all prize levels since the jackpot was last won on February 16, including 31 second-tier prizes of $1 million or more.
The jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, May 25, resets to its current starting value of $20 million ($13.5 million cash).
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