Who won the $202 million Mega Millions jackpot?
26th February 2020 2:57 PM
We may never know who the winner of the $202 million Mega Millions jackpot was because of a new legislation in New Jersey.
What is this New Jersey lottery legislation?
The Mega Millions draw of Tuesday, February 11, 2020, had a wonderful jackpot of $202 million, and a single ticket holder managed to snatch the big number. The ticket was sold at a Quick Stop Food Store in Edison. However, thanks to a new legislation in New Jersey that went into effect in January, we may never know who the winner was.
The law, which was signed by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, allows lottery winners to remain anonymous when they claim their prize. Those who support this law stated that lottery winners should be able to choose whether they want to remain anonymous or not. The previous Governor, Chris Christie, was not in favour of this new legislation as he believes that if winners do not remain anonymous, the lottery’s integrity will be maintained.
Giving winners the option to remain anonymous might be a positive move in the lottery world. Being in the public eye for winning an enormous amount of money can have its consequences. A number of other states have this legislation in place, including Arizona, Delaware, Georgia, and Kansas.
The latest Mega Millions results
The Mega Millions draw which took place on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, did not see any jackpot winners. The jackpot was $55 million, with a cash option of $39.3 million. There were no winners from the second prize tier either, which means that nobody matched all 5 numbers. A total of 6 people matched 4 numbers and the Mega Ball, which means that they took home $10,000 each. Two of those six winners also guessed the megaplier of 2X, meaning that they won $20,000 each instead of $10,000.
The winning numbers for this draw were:
9 - 2 - 43 - 9 - 63 - Mega Ball 15 - Megaplier 2X
Since there were no jackpot winners, the jackpot has rolled over to an estimated $60 million, with a cash option of $42.9 million.
The next Mega Millions draw will take place on Friday, February 28, 2020 at 23:00 EST.
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