Feb. 22 Mega Millions drawing produces state’s second $1 million winner of the week
The lucky ticket sold in Montgomery County matched the first five winning numbers — 18, 24, 31, 34 and 55 — but did not match the Mega Ball number, which was 4. There were a total of four second-tier winning tickets sold in the Feb. 22 drawing. The other three were in California, Michigan and New York. But with no jackpot winner, the jackpot for the next Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday, Feb. 26 rolls to an estimated annuity value of $245 million with an estimated cash value of $148.3 million.
This is the first $1 million Mega Millionswinner in Maryland in 2019. The game produced three second-tier $1 million winners in 2018 and one in 2017. The winner has 182 days from the drawing date to claim the prize at Lottery headquarters in Baltimore. The Lottery encourages the winner to sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe location until coming forward to make the claim.
Mega Millions has nine different prize levels ranging from $2 to the jackpot. There were 19,108 winning tickets sold in Maryland for Friday’s drawing, and a total of 665,102 winning tickets sold nationally. Mega Millionsis played in 44 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Earlier this week, the Feb. 20 Powerball drawing produced a $1 million winning ticket that was sold in Washington County at Dual Highway BP in Hagerstown. As of the close of business on Friday, Feb. 22, that prize had not been claimed. The Lottery’s office in Baltimore is open for claims from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. With no jackpot winner in the Feb. 20 Powerball drawing, the jackpot for the Saturday, Feb. 23 drawing rolled to an estimated annuity value of $304 million with an estimated cash value of $184.8 million.