Mega Millions Starts Growing
March 31, 2014 – The Mega Millions jackpot rolled over Friday night after nobody matched all six winning numbers. The jackpot had reset to $15 million last Tuesday after a New York player won $20 million.
Ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing, the jackpot sits at an estimated $20 million with a cash value of $11 million.
The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday night were 2, 3, 9, 50, 73 and the Mega Ball was 12. Friday’s Megaplier was 3x, so winning tickets with the Megaplier option added will be worth three times the normal prize value.
Though there was no jackpot winner Friday night, there was one second prize winner. One lucky Mega Millions player from California matched the first five winning numbers drawn to win a second prize worth about $345,000.
Twenty-four other players also matched five of six numbers – four white numbers and the Mega Ball – to win Mega Million’s third prize. One player added the Megaplier option to their third-prize winning ticket and will receive $15,000. The other 23 third-prize winners will receive Mega Millions normal $5,000 third prize.
Along with those 25 big winners there were more than 1.1 million other winners Friday night. Altogether they raked in more than $3.6 million in prize money. About three-quarters of a million dollars was won by Friday’s 136,911 Megaplier winners.
Tuesday’s drawing for the now-$20 million estimated annuity jackpot will be held at about 11 p.m. EDT. Players can watch the drawing live, right from their smartphone with the free LotteryHUB app for iOS and Android.
The free app also lets Mega Millions players keep track of their tickets like never before. Enter or scan tickets into the app and once the winning numbers are drawn, LotteryHUB will check them for you. If it looks like you’re a winner, you’ll get a push notification or an email (your choice) to let you know.