Mega Millions numbers for March 18; two winners of $400 million jackpot
Two ticket holders matched the winning Mega Millions numbers on March 18, 2014, splitting the $400 million jackpot.
In the meantime, tonight’s Powerball jackpot is at $80 million.
The Mega Millions winning numbers for March 18: 11-19-24-33-51
The Gold Mega Ball: 07
The Megaplier: 3
According to the Mega Millions official website, the two tickets were purchased in Florida and Maryland.
The $400 million jackpot was the third largest in Mega Millions history, and the fifth largest in the U.S.
In addition to the two major winners, 8 tickets in the multi-state lottery game matched 5 numbers, winning $1 million each.
Those tickets were purchased in California, Florida (2), Illinois, Maryland, New York (2) and Texas.
In Michigan there were no major winners. However, 11 ticket holders matched 4 White Balls, plus the Gold Mega Ball, and won $5,000 each. And 1 ticket holder matched 4 white balls, plus the Gold Mega Ball with the Megaplier, and won $15,000.
• More than 117,000 Michigan players won at least $2.
• And more than 212,000 players won $1 each.
Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 75; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 15. Tickets cost $1 each. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 259 million.
The next Mega Millions drawing is March 21. The jackpot has been reset at $15 million.
Mega Millions is played in 43 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
In other lottery news:
Tonight’s Classic Lotto 47 jackpot is $5.5 million. The drawing is 7:29 p.m. (March 19). Deadline 7:08 p.m.
Tonight’s Fantasy 5 jackpot is $100,000. The drawing is also 7:29 p.m. Deadline 7:08 p.m. One ticket holder matched the winning numbers (on March 18): 05-08-14-32-35. The ticket was purchased in North Branch.
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is $80 million (March 19). The drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Deadline 9:45 p.m. (in Michigan).
Also, the Michigan Lottery has joined a new daily game, Poker Lotto. More than 15,000 players won at least $2 on March 18.
The next drawing is at 7:29 tonight. Deadline 7:08 p.m. Poker Lotto gives players a chance to play two games, an instant game at each retail terminal where the players see their cards drawn; and those same cards are good for the nightly drawing.
For the latest on Michigan Lottery, check out MLive.com’s lottery page for Daily 3, Daily 4, Poker Lotto, Keno, Mega Millions, Powerball winning numbers and more.
The official Michigan Lottery site offers more information on instant tickets, raffles and other lottery games.
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Mega Millions numbers for March 18; two winners of $400 million jackpot Two ticket holders matched the winning Mega Millions numbers on March 18, 2014, splitting the $400 million jackpot. In