Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 2/26/21: Did Anyone Win the $30 Million?

The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday was estimated to be $30 million, with a cash value of $20.7 million, but did anyone take home the top prize?

The winning numbers were 11, 15, 37, 62 and 64 with the Mega Ball 5 and the Megaplier 2x, according to the Mega Millions website.

Nobody purchased a ticket that successfully matched all white numbers and the gold Mega Ball, meaning that the jackpot will go even higher for the next drawing on Tuesday.

There was also no one who matched five numbers for the second biggest prize of $1 million on offer.

There were 16 winners of the $10,000 prize after they correctly chose four of the white balls and the gold Mega Ball. Three of them doubled their winnings to $20,000 for purchasing the additional 2x Megaplier.

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A customer purchases a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, 2021 in Chicago, Illinois. A $30 million top prize was up for grabs on Friday February 27 2021. Scott Olson/Getty Images

Some 232 players won $500 by matching four numbers and, of those winners, 53 won $1,000 by using the Megaplier. Additionally, 685 people won $200 by matching three numbers and the Mega Ball, and 152 of them increased their prize to $400 using the Megaplier. In total, nearly 460,000 tickets won at least $2 last night.

With no winner of the top prize, the jackpot has now gone to $43 million for Tuesday's drawing with a cash option of $29.7 million.

On Tuesday, one lucky ticket holder won the jackpot, to take the prize of $96 million ($68.5 million cash). It was the first time a jackpot was won in New York since January 1, 2019 when 23 co-workers shared a $437 million prize, according to the Mega Millions website.

January saw the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history when $1.05 billion ($776.6 million cash) went to a lucky ticket holder in Michigan. That followed a record run of 37 draws and was only less than another billion-dollar jackpot—the $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018. This is the world's largest lotto prize ever awarded on a single ticket.

How does Mega Millions work?

One of the most popular multi-states lotteries in the country, Mega Millions first launched on August 31, 1996 as "The Big Game."

Tickets are sold in 45 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The five states not to sell lottery tickets are Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah. Drawings are held every Tuesday and Friday at WSB-TV in Atlanta.

Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70, with one gold Mega Ball drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. With nine different ways to win a prize, your chances of winning at least $2 are 1 in 24, according to the Mega Millions website.

If you are a lucky winner, you will have between 90 days and one year to redeem your ticket, depending on local rules and regulations.

All jackpot winners are entitled to either a cash option or an annuity option of an initial payout followed by 29 annual payments that are each five percent larger than the previous ones. All prizes are subject to income taxes.