Mega Millions drawing Feb. 16, 2024: Check the winning numbers; jackpot rises to \$493M

No one won the big prize in the Friday Mega Millions lottery, so the jackpot rolls to \$493 million for Tuesday's drawing. The jackpot's cash value is \$231.1 million.

One ticket sold in Georgia had a \$4 million Match 5 plus Megaplier winner in Friday's drawing.

Winning numbers for the Friday, Feb. 16 Mega Millions drawing are: 19, 23, 39, 42 and 67 and the gold Megaball is 18. The Megaplier is 4X.

Want to try your luck? Here's how to play Mega Millions and what to know about the next drawing.

What is the Mega Millions jackpot?

The current jackpot is estimated to be \$493 with a cash option of \$231.1 Million.

When is the next Mega Millions drawing?

The next drawing is Tuesday, Feb. 20, at 11 p.m. ET.

What time is the Mega Millions drawing?

Drawings are every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. ET.

Winning Mega Millions numbers: 02/13/2024

The winning numbers from the Tuesday, Feb. 13 drawing were 1, 3, 19, 25, and 58. The Mega Ball was 20, and the Megaplier was 3X.

How to play the Mega Millions

Mega Millions tickets cost \$2 per play.

There are nine ways to win a prize, from the jackpot to \$2.

Players can pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: five different numbers from the white balls numbered 1-70 and one number from the gold balls numbered 1-25.

• 5 + 1 = Jackpot.

• 5 + 0 = \$1 million.

• 4 + 1 = \$10,000.

• 4 + 0 = \$500.

• 3 + 1 = \$200.

• 3 + 0 = \$10.

• 2 + 1= \$10.

• 1 + 1 = \$4.

• 0 + 1 = \$2.

You win the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

You can pick your lucky numbers or select Easy Pick or Quick Pick and have the numbers auto-drawn. If you can't decide, the Mega Millions website has a random number generator.

What is the Megaplier?

Most states offer the Megaplier feature, which increases non-jackpot prizes from two, three, four and five times.

It costs an additional \$1 per play.

Before each regular Mega Millions drawing, the Megaplier is drawn. From a pool of 15 balls, five are marked with "2X," three with "4X," and one with "5X."

Where to buy Mega Millions tickets

You can play Mega Millions in 47 localities: 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. To find locations, search the Mega Millions website.

In Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana, you can buy a Mega Millions ticket at gas stations, convenience stores and supermarkets until 10:45 p.m. on drawing night.

In Kentucky, residents can also purchase tickets online at kylottery.com.

In Ohio, residents can use the Lottery Card available in Kroger, Buehler's Fresh Foods and Giant Eagle stores. It allows Ohio consumers to enter draw games on their phones and get notified and paid electronically if they win.

What are the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot?

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are about 1 in 303 million, and the odds of winning the \$1 million prize are 1 in 12.6 million.

The overall chance of winning any prize is 1 in 24.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Did anyone win Mega Millions 2/16/24? Jackpot up to \$493M