A single Mega Millions winning ticket worth $127 million was purchased in New York

California Mega Millions Payout and News
Updated: Friday, February 27, 2015 11:12 PM

A single ticket matched all six winning numbers in Friday's Mega Millions lotto drawing to win the projected $127 million grand prize, according to lottery officials. The winning ticket was sold in New York. The numbers from Friday night, February 27th, 2015 were 07, 49, 53, 60, 64 and the Mega Ball was 04, Megaplier was 2. The winner can take a cash option worth $81.4 million before taxes, or decide to receive 26-year annuity option with annual payment about $4.88 million before taxes. The grand prize winner is highly suggested to sign the ticket, place it in a secure place and get in touch with lottery officials as soon as possible. Jackpot winner has the opportunity to choose the cash value of the jackpot while claiming the prize. If the winner doesn't make choice, the payment option will revert to annuity by default.

Along with the jackpot hit on Friday, Mega Millions created more pleased winners walked away with huge prizes. There was only one second prize winner from Friday night's drawing, matching the first 5 white ball numbers but not the Mega Ball number. The 1 second prize winning ticket(s) bought in Wisconsin won a quarter million dollar cash each.

Other prizes won Friday night included 26 tickets that matched 4 white numbers as well as the Mega Ball and won $10,000. Other prizes won Friday evening included 416 tickets that matched 4 white numbers and won $150. 2086 tickets matched three of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. These tickets are also each worth $150.

With 9 different prize levels, there were 3,742,724 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Friday, February 27th, 2015 drawing.

The upcoming Mega Millions grand prize is estimated at $15 million for Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015. The cash option will be $9.7 million.

Mega Millions is one of the most popular lottery games in the U.S. can be played in 44 participating states as a shared jackpot game. It holds the record biggest jackpot of $656 million in United States lottery history. On average, 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back towards the players in prizes. Roughly 15% is used to as commission of retailers and lottery operation expenses. Roughly 35% total sales is used in government services, education and charities in the participating states. Mega Millions game uses a 5/75+1/46 matrix from which winning numbers are chosen. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to pay 1 extra dollar to purchase the Megaplier option, which multiplies the original prizes 2 to 5 times but not grand prize. The overall chances of winning is about 1 to 14. The chances of winning Mega Millions jackpot are 1 to 258,890,850. The minimum Mega Millions advertised jackpot is $12,000,000. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly payments. Winners can choose one lump-sum cash payout instead.

Not like other Mega Millions participants, all the nine prize levels of California Mega Millions are parimutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a fixed amount. This leads to different amounts of prize for equivalent winning tickets sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other states. One example is, the second Mega Millions prizes is a quarter million dollar could pay the winner more than a million dollar due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, CA state lottery does not have Megaplier like other Mega Millions states.

There were 301,466 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions payout highlights for the Friday night's drawing.

  • 5 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $6,177 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $2,351 to $17,201, with an average of $6,041 payout.
  • 84 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $514 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $234 to $720, with an average of $529 payout.
  • 404 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $52 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $28 to $67, with an average of $51 payout.



Fri Feb 27, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$127,000,0001
New York-1
5 of 5$1,000,0001
Wisconsin-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00026
4 of 5$500416
3 of 5 + Megaball$502,086
3 of 5$529,257
2 of 5 + Megaball$548,133
1 of 5 + Megaball$2429,674
Megaball Only$11,171,624


Fri Feb 27, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$127,000,0000
5 of 5$763,7840
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$6,1775
4 of 5$51484
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$52404
3 of 5$95,269
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$68,620
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$277,059
Mega Ball Only$1210,025


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