Get ready for some big bucks up for grabs!
The drawing for Friday, May 21, has a Mega Millions estimated jackpot of $515 million or a $346.3 million one-time cash payout option for the winner.
Additionally, the last drawing for Mega Millions on Tuesday resulted in a bevy of newly-minted millionaires.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, May 21
Twice a week, there are two drawings for the Mega Millions on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST. Check back for this evening’s winning numbers below.
Winning numbers: 6 – 9 – 17 – 18 – 48
Mega Ball: 8
Five Match 5 big winners for the last drawing
The last drawing of the Mega Millions occurred on Tuesday, May 18. The winning numbers were 3 – 5 – 56 – 61 – 66 with a gold Mega Ball of 4. Moreover, the Megaplier was 2X. Big winners from across the country resulted by matching all five white balls.
In particular, these are the states where the winning tickets were sold:
- California (2)
Notably, the Virginia winner bought the extra $1 Megaplier option, which boosted the prize to $2 million.
While the winners from Delaware and Ohio have tickets worth $1 million before taxes and withholding, the two winners from California won much less. As a reminder, prizes in CA are pari-mutuel, meaning ticket sales and the number of winners dictate the prize amounts. These two CA winners have prizes worth $183,291, far less than the million dollars posted on the Mega Millions website.
Online lottery tickets available
In Pennsylvania, the PA online lottery sells tickets to tonight’s Mega Millions drawing right up to 9:59 pm ET. Moreover, it takes just a few minutes to sign up and create a new player’s account. Best of all, there is a welcome bonus available for first time players.
Otherwise, there are other states that sell online lottery tickets:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Remember that just one ticket is all it takes to be a jackpot winner. Please play responsibly.