Mega Millions Numbers For 05/18/21, Tuesday Jackpot was $475 Million

The Mega Millions jackpot for 05/18/21 was $475 million, and here are the winning numbers from Tuesday night's drawing.

  • First Five: 03-05-56-61-66
  • Mega Ball: 04
  • Megaplier: 2x

Tuesday night's 05/18/21 Mega Millions jackpot was worth $475 million, with a cash-value option of $319.4 million. The total jackpot could increase depending on the number of tickets sold around the country prior to the drawing.

The winning numbers last Friday (05/14/21) for the $430 million jackpot were: 03-18-41-44-68 with a Mega Ball of 03. The Megaplier was 2x.

There was no grand prize winner from Friday's drawing, but there was a ticket sold in California that each matched the first five white balls, and minus the gold Mega Ball, for the game's second prize of $1 million. Had they purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, their second prize would have been worth $2 million.

There were 23 tickets sold nationwide on Friday that matched four of the five white balls and the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize. Only two of those purchased the Megaplier for an extra $1, which made their third-prize winnings worth $20,000.

Mega Millions Ticket
A photo of a Mega Millions ticket from Texas in July 2019. Photo by Scott McDonald/Newsweek

The last grand prize jackpot winner was from a ticket for $96 million sold in New York on 02/16/2021. It was the second grand-prize ticket sold this calendar year after a ticket sold in Michigan on 01/22/21 for $1.05 billion, which was the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.

The previous winning ticket before that was sold in Wisconsin on 09/15/20 for a jackpot worth $119 million. That was only the fifth, and final, Mega Millions jackpot won in the 2020 calendar year.

Here are the five Mega Millions jackpots won in 2020:

$119 million — September 15 in Wisconsin
$22 million — July 31 in California
$124 million — July 24 in New Jersey
$410 million — June 9 in Arizona
$202 million — February 11 in New Jersey

Other winners—dating back to 2019—were a $372 million ticket sold in Ohio and a $227 million ticket that was sold on 09/24/19 in the city of Cedar Park, Texas—a suburb north of Austin.

Mega Millions is a multi-state lottery every Tuesday and Friday night, and it is one of America's two biggest lottery jackpot games. Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million, and other prizes pay from $1 million to $2 million or more with a Megaplier. Tickets are $2 per line, and odds of winning with a $2 Mega Millions ticket are one in 303 million. For more information on Mega Millions, or to check your past numbers, visit its website.

Powerball is the other multi-state lottery, and it also starts at $20 million. Its drawings take place shortly after 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday and Saturday nights. Here is the Powerball website for more information, or to check past winning numbers.

Here are the top 10 Mega Millions Jackpots to date:

Amount/Date/Winning Tickets

  1. $1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-SC
  2. $1.05 billion 01/22/2021 1-MI
  3. $656 million 3/30/2012 1-IL, 1-KS, 1-MD
  4. $648 million 12/17/2013 1-CA, 1-GA
  5. $543 million 7/24/2018 1-CA
  6. $536 million 7/8/2016 1-IN
  7. $533 million 3/30/2018 1-NJ
  8. $522 million 6/07/2019 1-CA
  9. $475 million — CURRENT JACKPOT
  10. $451 million 1/5/2018 1-FL