Winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, May 21, a $421 million jackpot

Mega Millions jackpot is climbing − will a $2 ticket make you a millionaire?

After no one matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in the Friday, May 17, drawing for $393 million, the jackpot jumped to $421 million for Tuesday, May 21, with a cash option for $196.4 million.

Tuesday numbers were 2-5-8-28-69 and the Mega Ball was 14. Megaplier was 2x.

In case you're wondering, winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, May 17, were 8-17-40-60-70 and the Mega Ball was 3. Megaplier was 3x.

Mega Millions tickets start at $2 apiece. Below are some frequently asked questions about the game and lottery odds. Good luck!

What were winning Mega Millions numbers for Tuesday, May 21, 2024? 2-5-8-28-69 and the Mega Ball was 14

Winning numbers for Tuesday, May 21, 2024, for Mega Millions were 2-5-8-28-69 and the Mega Ball was 14. Megaplier was 2x. We’ll see if there’s a winner or another rollover.

What were winning Mega Millions numbers for Friday, May 17, 2024? 8-17-40-60-70 and the Mega Ball was 3

Mega Millions drawings are at 11 p.m. EST Tuesdays and Fridays. Winning numbers for Friday, May 17, were 8-17-40-60-70 and the Mega Ball was 3. Megaplier was 2x. Though it was a rollover, there was one big winner in Friday's Mega Millions drawing. A ticket purchased in Michigan matched 5 for a $1 million prize.

Powerball drawings are at 11 p.m. ET Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Mega Millions drawings are at 11 p.m. ET Tuesdays and Fridays.
Powerball drawings are at 11 p.m. ET Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, and Mega Millions drawings are at 11 p.m. ET Tuesdays and Fridays.

When is the next Mega Millions lottery drawing?

The next Mega Millions lottery drawing will be at 11 p.m. EST Friday, May 24, 2024.

How long has Mega Millions rolled over?

This Mega Millions lottery streak started Friday, March 29, after someone in Neptune, New Jersey, matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in the Tuesday, March 25, drawing for $1.13 billion. Below is a recap of lottery drawings and how the jackpot has grown since then.

Powerball winner in Florida! Publix sells ticket worth $215 million. Was it you?

A $2 Powerball lottery ticket made someone who purchased a ticket in Florida multimillionaire! Someone matched all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win $215 million. The winning numbers for the Powerball lottery drawing on Monday, May 6 were 7-23-24-56-60 and the Powerball was 25. Power Play was 2x. There was one other big winner other than the Florida jackpot haul in Monday night's drawing. A ticket purchased in Idaho matched 5 plus the Power Play for a $2 million prize.

How long do you have to cash in a winning Florida Lottery ticket?

Prizes for Florida Lottery must be claimed within 180 days (six months) from the date of the drawing. To claim a single-payment cash option, a winner has within the first 60 days after the applicable draw date to claim it.

What are the odds of winning Mega Millions?

The odds of winning are pretty low. According to the Mega Millions site, players have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance to match all five white balls plus the gold Mega Ball. Prizes range from $2 (for matching the Mega Ball) to the grand prize jackpot, which varies.

Does the Florida Lottery reveal lottery winners? Can you stay anonymous if you win lottery in Florida?

According to Florida Lottery's website, winners cannot remain anonymous: "Florida law mandates that the Florida Lottery provide records containing information such as the winner's name, city of residence; game won, date won, and amount won to any third party who requests the information."

However, the site states, the "names of lottery winners claiming prizes of $250,000 or greater will be temporarily exempt from public disclosure for 90 days from the date the prize is claimed, unless otherwise waived by the winner."

Lottery experts and lawyers have said there are ways to remain anonymous if you win.

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