February 24, 2016
Mega Millions Winning Numbers And Winners Feb. 23, Jackpot Rolls To $125 Million, Watch Live Drawing Video

The Mega Millions winning numbers for the Feb. 23 drawing are in. No one won the top prize, causing the Mega Millions jackpot to roll from an estimated $114 million to $125 million. The next Mega Millions drawing takes place on Friday, Feb. 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET. The last Mega Millions' drawing was held on Feb. 23, and you can watch the video as it aired live and the winning numbers were announced in the video below.

The Mega Millions winning numbers for Feb. 23 are as follows: 16, 32, 39, 53, 57 and the Mega Ball is 10. The Mega Millions megaplier is 5x.

There were no Mega Millions jackpot winners, resulting in the jackpot rolling to $125 million with an estimated cash value of $81 million. There was one winning match 5 ticket sold in Texas. The winner didn't use the megaplier option, so they won $1 million. Had the purchaser selected the megaplier for an additional $1, the prize would have multiplied to $5 million. The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 258,890,850. The odds of winning the Mega Millions match 5 are 1 in 18,492,204.The third-tier Mega Millions prize is the match 4 plus the Mega Ball. The prize for the match 4 plus 1 is $5,000. There were 21 winners who won $5,000 each. Five people used the megaplier option and multiplied their $5,000 wins to $25,000. According to the official Mega Millions site, there were 1,312,715 winning Mega Millions tickets sold for the Feb. 23 drawing, and more than $4.4 million was won.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and in the U.S. Virgin Islands. You can find out where to play Mega Millions in your area by visiting your local state lottery. There are links to each state lottery that offers Mega Millions games through the official website.

Mega Millions tickets cost $1 each, and you can add the megaplier option for an additional $1. Mega Millions is the second most popular lottery jackpot game played in the U.S. It follows Powerball as the most popular due to both games having large jackpots that can roll over to large amounts. The Powerball jackpot has rolled since Jan. 13, and the Mega Millions jackpot has rolled since Jan. 12, after it reset to $15 million following a Jan. 8, $165 million jackpot win in New York. Powerball jackpots reset to $40 million, and was reset on Jan. 16 after three winning tickets were sold in the Jan. 13 drawing for $1.58 billion.

Playing Mega Millions is easy, and while many people would prefer to play the lottery online, that option is only available in select states. Check with your local state lottery to find the rules and regulations regarding things like playing lottery games online or using credit cards to purchase lottery tickets. There are many scam artists and fraudulent sites that will try and get you to purchase lottery tickets such as Powerball and Mega Millions online. In order to protect yourself from scams, check with your local state lottery and only play games through legitimate retailers.

Mega Millions is played by choosing five white balls with numbers ranging between 1 and 75 and a gold-colored, Mega Ball between the numbers 1 and 15. Tickets cost $1. A Mega Millions megaplier option is available for an additional $1, and this can multiply the amount of non-jackpot prizes. Also, check with your local state lottery to see if the megaplier option is available. Most states offer the megaplier in amounts of 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x. It's also important to note that California uses a pari-mutuel system for their second-ninth tier prizes. This means that while other states will have a set or fixed amount for the amount won in non-jackpot Mega Millions prizes, the amounts won in California will vary based upon how many people have played and won and how many tickets were sold.

Stay tuned for the next Mega Millions drawing set for Feb. 26 at 11:00 p.m. ET. We'll have the live video of the drawing, winning numbers and give you an update on all winners. Are you going to play Mega Millions for the Friday night drawing and chance at the $125 million jackpot?

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