Mega Millions Results, Numbers for 03/23/21: Did Anyone Win the $122 Million?

The winning numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions lottery were 12, 23, 35, 38, and 55, and the Mega Ball was 11. The lottery jackpot was worth $122 million with a cash option of $82.3 million, but did anyone win?

Nobody matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball so the estimated jackpot for Friday's drawing is $137 million with a cash option of $92.5 million. No players matched all five numbers either, so nobody won the $1 million prize.

However, 20 players matched four numbers and the Mega Ball and won $10,000 each with an additional four players using the Megaplier, which was X2, to win $20,000 each.

More than 340 players matched four numbers and won $500 each while 70 players used the Megaplier to win $1,000 each.

Nearly 1,000 players matched three numbers and the Mega Ball and won $200 with an additional 200 players winning $400 with the Megaplier.

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A customer purchases a Mega Millions lottery ticket on January 22, 2021, in Chicago, Illinois. The jackpot for Friday night's draw is an estimated $137 million. Scott Olson/Getty

More than 41,000 players won $10 each by matching either three numbers or two numbers and the Mega Ball, while nearly 9,000 players won $20 doing the same but using the Megaplier.

Nearly 160,000 players won $4 by matching one number and the Mega Ball and more than 33,000 players won $8 with the Megaplier. Finally, more than 380,000 players won $2 by matching just the Mega Ball, and more than 80,000 used the Megaplier to win $4.

The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on Friday at 11 p.m. ET, where the jackpot is an estimated $137 million with a cash option of $92.5 million. To take part in the next Mega Millions drawing, purchase a ticket for $2 per play from a licensed lottery retailer, with the option of adding the Megaplier feature to your ticket for an additional $1 per play.

When purchasing a ticket, players must choose six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: five numbers from 1 to 70 for the white balls and one number from 1 to 25 for the gold Mega Ball. Alternatively, players can use Easy Pick or Quick Pick to have the terminal randomly select the numbers.

A player will win the jackpot if they match all six winning numbers in a drawing. When the jackpot is won, it can be claimed as an annuity which will be paid out over 30 years beginning with a first payment followed by 29 graduated payments that increase by five percent every year. Alternatively, winners can choose to claim the jackpot as a cash prize, which is of a lesser value but paid out in one sum.

Some states offer players the option of playing with Just the Jackpot for $3, which offers players two plays for the jackpot but not any other prize levels.