RELEASE DATE: 5/27/2015
The anticipation continues to build as the Mega Millions jackpot keeps growing. After no ticket matched all six numbers drawn in the May 26 drawing, an estimated $233 million jackpot ($143 million cash) will be offered on Friday, May 29. The winning numbers drawn Tuesday night were the white balls 1, 39, 52, 69 and 72, plus the gold Mega Ball 12.
There were two Match 5 second-prize winning tickets in the May 26 drawing, one each in California and Michigan. In total for Tuesday's draw, there were almost 2.4 million winning tickets sold at all prize levels. More than 234,000 of those included the optional Megaplier to multiply winnings by a factor of four after the 4x Megaplier was drawn. The Megaplier is available for an additional $1 purchase in most states, and multiplies all non-jackpot prizes by two to five times.
The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on March 24 by a group of co-workers in New York. Two other jackpots have been won this year – $126 million on February 27 (also in New York) and $265 million won in Illinois on January 16.
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