The Mega Millions jackpot for 02/23/21 was worth $22 million, and here are the winning numbers from Tuesday night’s drawing.
First Five: 05-07-09-20-57
Mega Ball: 15
Tuesday night’s 02/23/21 jackpot was worth $22 million, with a cash-value option of $15.6 million. The total jackpot could have increased depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.
The winning numbers last Friday (02/19/21) for the $20 million jackpot were: 27-32-47-50-53 with a Mega Ball of 04. The Megaplier was 4x.
There was no grand prize winner from last Friday’s drawing, nor were there any tickets sold that matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game’s second prize.
There were four tickets sold nationwide on Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. One of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $40,000.
The last grand prize jackpot winner was from a ticket for $96 million sold in New York on 02/16/2021. It was the second grand-prize ticket sold this calendar year after a ticket sold in Michigan on 01/22/21 for $1.05 billion, which was the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
The previous winning ticket before that was sold in Wisconsin on 09/15/20 for a jackpot worth $119 million. That was only the fifth, and final, Mega Millions jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.
Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:
$119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
$22 million — July 31 in California
$124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
$410 million — June 9 in Arizona
$202 million — February 11 in New Jersey
Other winners—dating back to 2019—were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin.
Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America’s two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.
Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.