RELEASE DATE: 8/20/2014
An estimated $180 million will be up for grabs in the Mega Millions drawing on Friday, August 22, after no ticket matched all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing. It is the game’s largest jackpot offered since February.
The winning numbers on Tuesday, August 19, were 22, 39, 56,67 and 71, with a Mega Ball of 15. The optional Megaplier, which multiplies all non-jackpot winnings, was 4.
Two tickets in Tuesday’s drawing matched the first five numbers for a $1 million prize; they were sold in New Jersey and South Carolina.
There have been seven Mega Millions jackpots won this year: $61 million won in Tennessee on January 3, $414 million split between winners in Florida and Maryland on March 18, $20 million won in New York on March 25, $30 million won in California on April 4, $149 million won in Pennsylvania on May 20, $66 million won in Michigan on June 13, and $33 million won in Texas on June 27.
Two of those jackpots remain unclaimed – the $149 million Pennsylvania winner and the $33 million Texas winner have yet to step forward.
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