Only four drawings ago, the Mega Millions jackpot hit right at $1 billion.
Now, for Tuesday, Feb. 9, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot is growing again to $68 million. For a lucky potential jackpot winner, there is also a cash option of $49.6 million.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Feb. 9
Every week, two Mega Millions drawings take place on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST. This drawing
Winning numbers: 7 – 18 – 21 – 31 – 40 Mega Ball: 9
Mega Millions history
With no large prizes won in the last drawing, let’s take a look at some lottery history. The very first Mega Millions drawing occurred on May 17, 2002, over 20 years ago.
Moreover, the first fortuitous drawing resulted in a jackpot-winning ticket of $28 million in Illinois. A second jackpot winner won out just one short week after the premier winning ticket.
Overall, since the game’s inception in 2002, a total of 193 jackpots have been won. Of the 193 jackpots, 21 jackpots were worth more than $300 million. Finally, the largest jackpot was worth an eye-watering $1.5 billion on Oct. 23, 2018 in South Carolina.
Draw lottery tickets now available online
Since the dawn of the Mega Millions jackpot drawings, the game itself has not varied much. However, what has changed is the ability to buy your tickets online in certain states. The PA online lottery allows you to buy draw game tickets plus other lottery games without setting foot into a lottery retailer.
Even if you are not located in Pennsylvania, other states where you can buy Mega Millions tickets online are:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
No matter how you choose to buy lottery tickets, please play responsibly.