The excitement surrounding the big draw lottery games is slowing down as February draws to an end. For Tuesday, Feb. 23, the Mega Millions estimated jackpot gains a small increase to $22 million with a $15.6 million cash payout option.
Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, Feb. 23
Check below for tonight’s winning numbers. Two Mega Millions drawings take place weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays after 11 p.m. EST.
Winning numbers: 5 – 7 – 9 – 20 – 57 Mega Ball: 15
Less interest in lottery tickets after jackpots hit
Historically speaking, there is less interest in draw lottery game jackpots, such as the Mega Millions, after a sizable jackpot hits. Certainly, this trend applies to tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot drawing.
To begin with, the last drawing on Friday, Feb. 19, the jackpot reset to $20 million. Nationwide, no ticket matched five white balls for the second-place prize. Only four third-place tickets were sold matching four white balls and the gold Mega Ball.
However, most telling of all, the estimated jackpot for tonight’s drawing only grew by $2 million. Definitely, the small increase to the jackpot indicates lower sales following a large jackpot.
Try out online lottery tickets
Meanwhile, just because interest is waning for now means that it may be time to try something new. The PA online lottery does more than just offer a way to buy lottery tickets online. New players can receive a welcome bonus, fun promotions plus play other lottery games.
And there other states that allow online lottery tickets as well:
- New Hampshire
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New York
Remember to always play responsibly.