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Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Florida Wins $1 Million, Jackpot Tops $600 Million

One Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida matched the five white balls drawn February 27th to win the game’s second-tier prize of $1 million.

For just the eighth time in Mega Millions history, the jackpot has surpassed $600 million. After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night – the white balls 6, 18, 26, 27 and 49, plus the gold Mega Ball 4 – the estimated jackpot for Friday, March 1st, jumps to $607 million ($286.9 million cash).

The top prize has been rolling since it was last won with two tickets in California on December 8th.

It was one of a total of 1,017,837 winning tickets at all prize levels that night. Across the country, 27 tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball to win the third-tier prize. Six of those are worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier (available in most states with an extra $1 purchase), which was 3X Tuesday night. The other 21 third-tier winning tickets take home the standard $10,000 each.

In this current jackpot run, there have been more than 15 million winning tickets at all non-jackpot prize levels, ranging from $2 up to $4 million. These include 26 second-tier prizes of $1 million or more, won in 17 different jurisdictions from coast to coast: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas and Virginia.

Mega Millions is the only lottery game that has awarded five jackpots exceeding $1 billion – all in different states (Florida, South Carolina, Maine, Illinois and Michigan). Tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets are $2 each; in most jurisdictions, players can add the Megaplier for an additional $1 to multiply their non-jackpot prizes.

Drawings are conducted at 11pm Eastern Time on Tuesdays and Fridays in Atlanta, Georgia.

The top Mega Millions jackpots:
(Amount – Date – Winning Tickets)
$1.602 billion 8/8/2023 1-FL
$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
$1.348 billion 1/13/2023 1-ME
$1.337 billion 7/29/2022 1-IL
$1.050 billion 1/22/2021 1-MI
$656 million 3/30/2012 3-IL, KS, MD
$648 million 12/17/2013 2-CA, GA
$607 million (est) 3/1/2024 ?
$543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
$536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN

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