The $1.1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was not won on Tuesday night, yet again. However, owners of four specific tickets in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut won’t be grumbling.
That’s because they suddenly found themselves wealthy.
The drawing’s numbers were 15, 13, 7, 18, and 14, and the megaball was 9. Despite the fact that there was no grand prize winner, four tri-state-area tickets that matched all five white numbers each won $1 million. Two were in NY, one each in NJ and CT, and there were 16 tickets nationwide that had the five numbers match.
For two of those ticket holders, though, things become even better. The Megaplier was present on one of the New York tickets and the Connecticut ticket, which this time quadrupled the winners’ winnings to a total of $3 million for each.
It was not immediately clear where such tickets were sold in each state.
The jackpot for Friday’s drawing will increase to at least $1.35 billion with a cash option of $707.9 million because there was no significant winner on Tuesday.
The fifth-largest jackpot in American history was a $1.1 billion prize. There is a 1 in 302.6 million chance of winning the top lottery prize.
A winner who elects to receive payment through an annuity with 30 instalments spread over 29 years will get the $1.1 billion reward. Cash, or an estimated $568.7 million for Tuesday night’s drawing, is typically preferred by winners.