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February 14, 2024

Win $425 Million in Mega Millions Jackpot - Deadline Varies by State

Clara Williams
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  • The Mega Millions lottery jackpot for Tuesday, Feb. 13 was estimated to be $425 million with a cash option of $201.7 million.
  • The jackpot was last won on Dec. 8, 2023, when two California tickets sold at the same location split a $394 million Mega Millions jackpot.
  • The Powerball jackpot is currently at $270 million with a cash option of $130.4 million.
  • Mega Millions drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.
  • Each player selects five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the Mega Ball.
  • The cost per ticket is $2, and you can add the Megaplier for $1 to increase your potential prize.
  • You can win $2 for matching just the Mega Ball and up to $1 million for matching all five white balls (except in California).
  • Mega Millions is available in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Tickets can be purchased in-person at gas stations, convenience stores, grocery stores, and some airport terminals.
  • Online ticket purchases are available in select states through the Jackpocket app.
  • The deadline for buying Mega Millions tickets varies by state.
  • The odds of winning the jackpot are 302,575,350-to-1, and the odds of matching all five white balls are 12,607,306-to-1.
  • The major lotteries in the United States offer two jackpot payout options: annuity and cash.
  • The top 10 Mega Millions jackpots ever range from $656 million to $543 million.
  • The largest U.S. lottery jackpot ever was $687.8 million, won in the Powerball on Oct. 27, 2018, by two winners in Iowa and New York.
  • Jackpocket is the official digital lottery courier of the USA TODAY Network.

For more information and to check the deadline for ticket purchases in your state, visit the Mega Millions website.

Win $425 Million in Mega Millions Jackpot - Deadline Varies by State
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