Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 2/12/21: Did Anyone Win the $82 Million?

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Mega Millions lottery tickets are sold at a 7-Eleven store in the Loop on January 22, in Chicago. The prize for February 12 was $82 million. Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Mega Millions jackpot on Friday was estimated to be $82 million, with a cash value of $59.2.million, but did anyone take home the top prize?

The winning numbers were 5, 14, 24, 25 and 27 with the Mega Ball 14 and the Megaplier 3x, 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.

However there were five tickets that matched five numbers for the second biggest prize of $1 million on offer, although none played the Megaplier.

There were also 21 winners of the $10,000 prize after they correctly chose four of the white balls and the gold Mega Ball. Of those, five tripled their winnings to $30,000 for purchasing the additional 3x Megaplier.

Some 608 players won $500 by matching four numbers and, of those winners, 127 won $1,500 by using the Megaplier. Additionally, 1,311 people won $200 by matching three numbers and the Mega Ball, and 310 of them increased their prize to $600 using the Megaplier. In total, nearly 554,000 tickets won at least $2 last night.

With no winner of the top prize, the jackpot has now gone to $96 million for Tuesday's drawing with a cash option of $69.4 million.

In January, there was the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history with $1.05 billion ($776.6 million cash) going 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.