Mega Millions Winner: Did Anyone Win Tuesday's $272 Million Jackpot?
By Jason Hall
March 22, 2023
The Mega Millions jackpot will rollover on Friday (March 24) after zero players matched all six numbers during the $272 million drawing on Tuesday (March 21) night.
The jackpot will now increase to an estimated $302 million ($159.8 million cash value) for Friday night's drawing.
Results from Tuesday's Mega Millions game are listed below:
GOLD BALL: 11
The Mega Millions jackpot had reset four times in January, which included one player in Maine winning the estimated $1.35 billion drawing on January 14, one player in New York winning the following $20 million drawing on January 17, one player in Massachusetts winning the $31 million drawing on January 25 and another player in Massachusetts winning the $31 million drawing on January 31.
The January 14 Mega Millions drawing was the second-highest in the game's history and offered the fourth-largest jackpot in the U.S. lottery history. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are reported to be 1 in 302.5 million, according to MegaMillions.com.
The Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded the billion mark four times in its existence. In October 2018, a ticket was sold in South Carolina winning $1.537 billion ($878 million cash value), which is the world's largest jackpot for a single ticket and the largest cash value for a single ticket.
Mega Millions' jackpot reached $1.05 billion, with a cash option of $776.6 million on Friday, January 22, 2021, before a player in Michigan matched all six numbers. The jackpot was the second largest cash value ticket in lottery history.
Powerball's jackpot reached $731.1 million, with a cash option worth $546.8 million on Wednesday, January 20 2021, before a player in Maryland matched all six numbers. The jackpot was the third largest cash value for a single ticket in lottery history and the fourth largest in Powerball history.
Both jackpots increase during each following game until there's a winning ticket matching all six numbers drawn, which includes the additional Mega Millions "gold ball" or Powerball in each respective game.