RELEASE DATE: 10/18/2014
The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow, and the prize for next Tuesday’s drawing will reach an estimated $200 million for the first time since February. No ticket matched all six numbers (21, 31, 43, 56, 60 plus the Mega Ball of 12) on October 17. The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won in California at $180 million on August 22.
There were two Match 5 winners in Friday night’s drawing, one each in California and Wisconsin. It marks the first $1 million Mega Millions prize won in Wisconsin since the game was relaunched last year.
Since Mega Millions changed exactly one year ago, there have been more than 205 million winning tickets sold for prizes at all levels, from $1 all the way up to the jackpot. In the past year, nine jackpots have been won, ranging from $20 million to a near-record $648 million, with a total of eleven winners (two jackpots were shared). There have been 174 Match 5 second-prize winners, most at the $1 million level; 11 of them won between $2 and $5 million because those tickets included the optional Megaplier purchase for an additional $1.
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