Last night’s Mega Millions jackpot was worth a whopping $157 million. Have you double checked your lotto ticket yet? One lucky lotto ticket holder has taken the whole lot!
That’s right. A single Mega Millions ticket holder has won the top prize in last night’s draw!
Due to the fact that the US Powerball jackpot was won last week, online lottery players all focussed their attention on last night’s Mega Millions jackpot worth $157 million.
It was by far the best chance at getting a huge win. The Mega Millions jackpot is normally smaller than that of its American lotto counterpart Powerball’s because it starts of smaller and grows slower.
The Mega Millions winning numbers for the 8th March, 2016 are: 27 – 37 – 54 – 66 – 69 and a Mega Ball of 5
Mega Millions Results:
As you can see, one extremely lucky player managed to scoop the Mega Millions jackpot prize.
If you know your lucky lottery numbers off by heart and know you do not have the winning combination to scoop the $157 million, you might still have won something in the lower tiers, as the Mega Millions lotto game offers up substantial “smaller” scale prizes too.
The second tier produced 2 Mega Millions ticket holders matching all 5 main numbers and scooping $1,000,000.00 each.
25 Mega Millions players also bagged $ 5000.00 for correctly predicting and more importantly and matching 4 main numbers plus the Mega ball.
The detailed prize tier breakdown can be seen below:
The chances of winning the Mega Millions is about 1 in 258 million, similar to the chances of winning the Powerball jackpot. Each time someone fails to win the jackpot, the jackpot grows for the next drawing. With someone lucky enough to scoop the entire $157 million last night the Mega Millions jackpot has once again rolled down to the minimum jackpot amount of $15 million.
How do you know if you won the Mega Millions?
To win the Mega Millions jackpot, you need to match five white balls in any order along with the Mega Ball. Thankfully online lottery players who buy Mega Millions lotto tickets on PlayUSALotteries.com will automatically receive their results mailers immediately after the draw, reflecting the winning lotto numbers and if they had any matches.
To everyone who won last night, congratulations and we certainly hope you spend the money wisely!
The PlayUSALotteries.com Team