RELEASE DATE: 3/9/2016
The Mega Millions jackpot was won Tuesday night, as a single ticket sold in the state of Washington matched all six numbers drawn: the white balls 27, 37, 54, 66 and 69, plus the Mega Ball 5. The lucky ticket-holder will take home a jackpot estimated at $157 million ($102 million cash).
It is Washington's fourth Mega Millions jackpot winner and its first since January 2011. The jackpot had been rolling since last won in New York on January 8.
Also Tuesday night, there were two Match 5 winning tickets sold, one in California and one in Ohio. The Ohio ticket included the optional Megaplier, which turned that prize into $5 million after the 5x Megaplier was drawn.
The jackpot resets to $15 million for Friday's draw.
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