Mega Millions Aug. 24 Jackpot Rises To $270 Million; New VA And RI Millionaires

Written By Staff on August 23, 2021 - Last Updated on August 27, 2021
Mega Millions winning numbers

Going into Tuesday, Aug. 24, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot is $270 million with a $196.7 million cash option.

In addition, two new millionaires were minted from the last drawing from Virginia and Rhode Island.

Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Aug. 24

There are two weekly Mega Millions drawings on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST. Check below for tonight’s winning numbers.

Winning numbers: 17 – 18 – 26 – 52 – 67

Mega Ball: 19

Megaplier: 2x

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Second-place Mega Millions winners

As a recap, the last drawing which occurred on Friday, Aug. 20, had winning numbers of 41 – 43 – 51 – 57 – 70 with a Mega Ball of 1. Moreover, the Megaplier drawn was 2X.

A lucky ticket sold in Virginia matched all five white balls. However, the ticket missed the Mega Ball to win the whole jackpot. Nonethess, this ticket is worth $1 million before taxes and withholdings.

Another ticket sold in Rhode Island that also matched all five white balls. However, this ticket tacked on the additional and optional $1 Megaplier, which doubled the prize to $2 million.

No plans for third drawing

With all the fuss about Powerball adding a third drawing on Monday, many are wondering if the Mega Millions plans on following suit. However, Pat McDonald, President of the Mega Million Consortium stated that the game is always evaluating remaining “on the forefront of consumers’ minds but doesn’t plan to add more drawings.”

Buy lottery tickets online

Try playing for tonight’s lottery by signing up for PA online lottery. Best of all, there is a new player no-deposit required bonus of $20 in Free Play. Moreover, once you are ready to deposit, receive a deposit match bonus up to $500 for your first real money deposit.

There are also other states that sell online lottery tickets:

  • New York
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Virginia

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