A pretty uneventful Mega Millions drawing concluded on Friday with no Top Prize or $1 million winners. But today is a new day with a new jackpot: $31 million for this Feb. 8 drawing. The lump sum cash value of today’s Grand Prize is $21 million.
The largest prize won on the previous drawing was $40,000, hit by two individuals who chose to pay the extra $1 for the Megaplier option when buying their tickets. Their tickets matched four of the five white balls plus the yellow Mega Ball.
Without the Megaplier, the prize would have been worth $10,000. Ten other players matched the same numbers to win that prize without the Megaplier.
Mega Millions winning numbers are posted here after the 11 p.m. drawing.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday Feb. 8, 2022
Winning numbers: 1 – 17 – 20 – 52 – 54
Mega Ball: 2
Same numbers for two years pays off for Mississippi woman
When the Mississippi Lottery began selling Mega Millions tickets, a Harrison County woman bought her first ticket using Quick Pick to choose her numbers. That was January of 2020. She continued to play the same numbers every week. Her strategy proved successful after the Jan. 28 drawing. Her regular numbers matched the first five balls drawn, winning her a prize of $1 million.
How much would it cost to play the lottery for two years? The winner, who chose to remain anonymous, didn’t specify how many times she played the numbers. But assuming a player bought just one $2 ticket every Tuesday and Friday per week for 104 weeks, they’d spend $416. Adding the Megaplier to every ticket would bring the 2-year total to $624. Either way, the lucky MS winner likely got an amazing return on investment.
Of course, the luck the MS player experienced is not guaranteed.
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Unlike the MS winner, PA Lottery winners don’t have the choice to remain anonymous. But they do have the choice to buy lottery tickets online. Sign up for PA Online Lottery now and you’ll receive a $20 Free Play bonus. Use it to play online instant win games on your desktop or mobile devices.
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