Mega Millions lottery jackpot up to 6th largest ever: What to know about $687 million drawing

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Mega Millions lottery jackpot up to 6th largest ever: What to know about $687 million drawing:-The Mega Millions prize is already the sixth-biggest in the game’s history. If no one wins on Friday, it could soon go over $700 million.

Mega Millions lottery jackpot up to 6th largest ever: What to know about $687 million drawing

The jackpot is now worth about $687 million, and there is a cash choice worth $332.3 million. The next drawing is on Friday. Since December 2023, no one has won the Mega Millions.

A single ticket from Neptune Beach, Florida, won the $1.602 billion Mega Millions jackpot in August 2023. That was the biggest jackpot ever won in the game.

What you need to know about the next Mega Millions drawing and your next chance to win the big prize.

When are the Mega Millions drawings? 

Every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET, Mega Millions draws take place.

The next drawing is March 8th.

What were the last Mega Millions winning numbers?

The numbers that won the March 5 drawing were 2, 49, 50, 61, and 70. The Mega Ball was 14 and the Megaplier was 2.

There were no jackpot winners, but there were Match 5 winners who won $1 million in Michigan and California.

The winning lottery numbers are paid for by Jackpocket, which is the USA TODAY network’s official digital lotto courier.

Mega Millions lottery jackpot up to 6th largest ever: What to know about $687 million drawing

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What is the Megaplier?

In most states, the Megaplier function doubles, triples, quadruples, or even multiplies non-jackpot prizes by two, three, four, or five.

It takes one more dollar per play. Every time the Mega Millions game is played, the Megaplier is chosen. Five of the 15 balls in the pool are marked with “2X,” three are marked with “4X,” and one is marked with “5X.”

How to play the Mega Millions

Each play in Mega Millions costs $2.

You can win any prize from the jackpot to $2 in nine different ways.

Pick five numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball.

You can tell the computer to pick numbers at random by pressing “Easy Pick” or “Quick Pick.” If you match all six lucky numbers in the drawing, you win the jackpot.

By adding the “Megaplier” for $1, players can make their non-grand prize wins twice, three times, four times, or five times bigger. It is drawn before the Mega Millions numbers every Tuesday and Friday.

There are a total of 15 Megapiler balls:

  • 2X, five balls
  • 3X, six balls
  • 4X, three balls
  • 5X, one ball

What are the largest Mega Millions jackpots ever?

Lottery records show that the following six people have won the Mega Millions jackpot:

  1. $1.602 billion from one winning ticket in Florida in August 2023
  2. $1.537 billion from one winning ticket in October 2018 in South Carolina
  3. $1.35 billion from one winning ticket in January 2023 in Maine
  4. $1.34 billion from one winning ticket in July 2022 in Illinois
  5. $1.050 billion from one winning ticket in January 2021 in Michigan
  6. Current jackpot: $687 million.

Where to buy Mega Millions tickets

You can buy tickets in person at grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience shops. There may also be lottery tickets for sale in some airport lobbies.

There is also an online service called Jackpocket that lets people in Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Texas, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia buy lottery tickets. Jackpocket is the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network. With the Jackpocket app, you can use your phone or computer to choose your lottery game and numbers, place your order, look at your ticket, and get your wins.

Jackpocket is the only digital prize courier that works for the USA TODAY Network. Gannett might get paid when people they write about use Jackpocket services. You have to be 18 or older, or 21 or older in Arizona and 19 or older in Nebraska. It has nothing to do with any state lottery. Problem with gambling? For HOPENY (467369) in New York, call 1-877-8-HOPE-NY; for MA, call 1-800-327-5050; for OR, call 1-877-MYLIMIT; for PR, call 1-800-981-0023; and for all other states, call 1-800-GAMBLER. To see the full rules, go to

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