Mega Millions jackpot moves to $20 million; Two second prize tickets sold

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

The jackpot in America's favorite Mega Millions lottery is on the move. Since nobody correctly matched all 6 numbers in Friday's drawing, the jackpot will jump to $20 million! The lump-sum cash payout will be an estimated $13.1 million. The numbers from Friday, March 27th, 2015 drawing were 17-21-36-58-70 and the Mega Ball was 03, Megaplier was 5. There was no jackpot winning ticket sold in the past 155 draws since Friday, October 4th, 2013.The last jackpot was won by one lucky ticket sold in Maryland, matched all six numbers for a $189 million top prize.

Although there was no grand prize winner Friday evening, some people still walked away with huge pile of cash. There were two lucky winners matched all five lotto numbers but missed Mega Ball number, which won the 2nd prize. The two second prize winning ticket(s) bought in New Mexico(1) and New York(1) won $250,000 cash each.

Other prizes won Friday night included 23 tickets that matched 4 white numbers in addition to the Mega Ball and won $10,000. In addition, 259 tickets matched 4 of the 5 lotto numbers. Those tickets are each worth $150. There were 1253 tickets that correctly matched three white ball numbers as well as the Mega Ball and also won $150.

With nine ways to win, there were a total of 2,340,790 winning tickets sold across the nation in the Friday, March 27th, 2015 drawing.

Mega Millions is a consortium involving 44 state lotteries. It holds the record largest jackpot of $656 million in U.S. lottery history. On average, 50% of the Mega Millions sales goes back for the players through prize winnings. Roughly 15% is used to as commission of retailers and lottery operation expenses. Approximately 35% total sales is used to support government services, education and charities in the member lottery states. Mega Millions drawings occur every Tuesday and Friday at 7:59 PM Pacific Time. To play, select 5 numbers from a set of 75 and choose 1 Mega Ball number from a set of 15. Each play costs $1. In some states, players can choose to spend 1 extra dollar to buy the Megaplier option, which multiplies the winnings 2 to 5 times but not grand prize. The minimum Mega Millions jackpot is 12 million dollar. The annuity option is paid in 26 equal yearly payments. Winners can choose one-time lump sum cash payout option instead.

Compared with other Mega Millions participants, all the 9 prize levels of California Mega Millions are pari-mutuel, as opposed to non-jackpot prize having a set amount. This leads to different prize amounts for equivalent winners sold in the state of California when compared to those sold in other 43 Mega Millions states. One example is, the second Mega Millions prizes is $250,000 could pay the winner more than a million dollar due to the pari-mutuel payout system of California lottery. For the same reason, California state lottery does not have Megaplier like other Mega Millions participants.

There were 143,699 Mega Millions winning tickets sold in the state of California. Find below the CA Mega Millions payout highlights for the Friday night's drawing.

  • 3 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $4,793 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 $6,095 payout.
  • 49 ticket(s) matched 4 of 5 and won $410 each. In the past 1 year, tickets matched 4 of 5 in CA Mega Millions drawing, won from $234 to $805, with an average of $528 payout.
  • 168 ticket(s) matched 3 of 5 + Mega Ball and won $59 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 Mar 27, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of U.S.
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Megaball$15,000,0000
5 of 5$1,000,0002
New Mexico-1
New York-1
4 of 5 + Megaball$5,00023
4 of 5$500259
3 of 5 + Megaball$501,253
3 of 5$517,915
2 of 5 + Megaball$531,141
1 of 5 + Megaball$2270,570
Megaball Only$1724,961


Fri Mar 27, 2015 MEGA Millions Payout of California
Numbers MatchedPrizes# Winners
5 of 5 + Mega Ball(Jackpot)$15,000,0000
5 of 5$573,7070
4 of 5 + Mega Ball$4,7933
4 of 5$41049
3 of 5 + Mega Ball$59168
3 of 5$92,449
2 of 5 + Mega Ball$64,244
1 of 5 + Mega Ball$237,112
Mega Ball Only$199,674


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