On the 31st of March, the famous American lottery, Mega Millions, is having a draw for a whopping $174 million!
This kind of money doesn’t come around every day, or even overnight, so it’s important that you get yourself some tickets! There have been consecutive rollovers due to there being no winners so far, but there was one lucky ticket that managed to win $1 million on Mega Millions. Here’s their story!
The lucky Mega Millions ticket was sold in the Garden State and matched five numbers excluding the Mega Ball. Had they matched the Mega Ball, they would have walked away with the whole jackpot! The store that sold the winning ticket will be revealed later in the week by New Jersey Lottery officials.
The winning numbers in the draw that this player got lucky in were 5-28-37-61-69 and the Mega Ball was 1.
The Megaplier was 5, meaning that if this winner had matched the Mega Plier too, he would have increased his jackpot win from $1 million to a staggering $5 million…just like that!
MEGA MILLIONS FUN FACTS
Let’s dive into some fun Mega Millions facts in preparation for the big draw this Friday.
- The very first Mega Millions draw that took place in 2002, there was a jackpot winner! The lucky player won $28 million and they were from Illinois. The week after that, another player won the jackpot!
- Over 200 million tickets were sold for the record jackpot of $390 million back in 2007.
- Mega Millions has awarded players with 10 jackpots of over $300 million, including a record $656 million in March 2012.
- Mega Millions ticket sales reached a total of 2 billion just 67 draws later in 2003.
- Since the game’s relaunch in October 2013, jackpots have been won in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington
- In the year 2016, there were a total of eight jackpots won! The win dates were as follows: 8 Jan, 8 March, 8 July, 19 July, 22 July, 16 September, 11 October, 18 November.
Are you ready to be added to the history of massive Mega Millions jackpot wins? If so, then get your Mega Millions lottery tickets now! Get creative with those lucky numbers.
All the best of luck to you!