The Mega Millions of lottery officials back again with the same announcement that it has been making almost every week. The officials from Mega Millions are still in search of the winner of the jackpot prize from February of 2021.
The officials are eager to meet with the lucky winner and hand over the prize money to him or her as part of the deal. It has been almost two months since the player has won the jackpot prize but is yet to make an appearance.
Therefore, the Mega Millions of lottery officials have been posting the information of the winner through different channels as well as the state-backed New York Lottery.
The lottery officials have confirmed that the jackpot prize-winning ticket for Mega Millions was sold in New York. This is the reason why the officials are confident that the winner will turn out to be a New Yorker.
However, even if it is not someone from New York and is from a different city or state, they must turn up to claim their prize. The officials are concerned that if the winner does not show up to claim the prize, it may expire after the prescribed time.
In order to make sure that the word reaches out to the player, the Mega Millions of Lottery officials have shared whatever piece of information they have on the prize-winning ticket.
The officials have revealed that the particular ticket for Mega Millions was for the Tuesday night’s draw that was held on February 16, 2021. The lucky balls that were drawn on the night of the draw were 66, 54, 44, 36, and 1, and the Mega Ball drawn was 10.
Fortunately, for the ticket holder, all numbers on the ticket were a match and the jackpot prize of $96 million was engraved on the ticket.
This is the first jackpot prize that has been won by someone from New York since January of 2019. Back on January 1, 2019, there was a group (syndicate) that consisted of 23 members, who ended up winning a jackpot of $437 million.
Overall, the February 16, 2021 jackpot prize win is now the second jackpot prize win that has been claimed in the year 2021 for Mega Millions.
The first jackpot for Mega Millions in 2021 was claimed in Michigan, where a player won a whopping $1.050 billion jackpot prize on January 22, 2021. Surprisingly, even the jackpot prize winner from January is yet to make an appearance and claim the prize.
It is worth mentioning that the February 16, 2021 draw produced an enormous number of winners. The stats show that there were a total of 515,119 tickets that ended up winning something from the particular draw.