The seemingly impossible has happened: There have been two Mega Millions jackpot winners in the same month. Less than two weeks after a man in New Jersey took home $273 million by correctly guessing all six numbers, a player in the middle of the country won the $50 million jackpot.
Tuesday night’s Mega Millions winning numbers were 10, 12, 16, 49 and 57, with a gold ball number of 18. There was also a huge 4X Megaplier in play, so players could potentially quadruple their winnings if they somehow got it.
Some people did with the smaller prizes, but the big story here is that there was another jackpot winner in March. A player in Missouri took home an estimated $50 million prize with a $30.2 million cash value. Michael J. Weirsky of Alpha, New Jersey won the jackpot on March 1, becoming the first jackpot winner since Jan. 1.
The last time there were multiple Mega Millions jackpot winners in the same month was in July 2016. There were actually three winners that month, with one winner grabbing $536 million.
Nobody won the Match 5 prize of $1 million on Tuesday night. Eight people got $10,000 and one person used the Megaplier to get $40,000, but there were not many other big winners. The jackpot reset to its default value of $40 million yet again ahead of Friday night’s drawing.