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Mega Millions Jackpot Rolls to Estimated $400 Million

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Cash option for Tuesday night’s jackpot is $224.8 million

The Mega Millions jackpot is on another big roll! The jackpot jumped to $400 million for the Tuesday, March 18 drawing, marking only the sixth time in the history of U.S. lotteries that a jackpot has reached that level or higher.

No one playing the multistate lottery on Friday, March 14 selected the winning numbers of 07-20-40-54-69 with Mega Ball 12. Five players who matched five numbers for a $1 million prize hailed from Arkansas, Florida, Ohio (two players) and Virginia. Three of these five winners added the Megaplier option for an additional $1 per play. Their prize tripled because the Megaplier number was 3.

Maryland did have three third-tier winners of $5,000 each and a total of 168,372 winners at all payout levels from $5,000 to $1 in the Friday drawing.

The cash option for Tuesday’s drawing is $224.8 million. This jackpot started its roll on Jan. 7 from a base of $15 million. So far this year, Maryland has welcomed two of three $1 million second-tier winners and is still looking for the lucky holder of a winning ticket in the Feb. 25 drawing. The lucky player bought that ticket at the 7-Eleven in Essex.

Sales of the $1 Mega Millions tickets will continue until 10:45 p.m. Tuesday at Maryland Lottery retailers. Players can increase their winnings by investing a second $1 to add Megaplier to their ticket to multiply non-jackpot prizes by 2x, 3x, 4x or 5x.

Want to be one of the first to hear the winning numbers? Download the MD Lottery app in the Apple and Android app stores and sign up for winning number alerts. Mega Millions drawings also are televised on Tuesday and Friday evenings at 11:22 p.m. on WBAL-TV 11. Players can also see the drawing and winning numbers posted at mdlottery.com.

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