And two still unidentified lucky winners - one in Texas, and another in Florida - won $3 million each. Many people were hoping that no one would win tonight and the jackpot would continue to grow. "We would offer them free milk and cookies, but I doubt they need it now".
A single winning ticket has been identified in a massive $1.5 billion Mega Millions US lottery jackpot, the second largest on record, organizers said Wednesday. Those tickets were sold in Mount Pleasant and Grandville and are worth $1 million. Spano tweeted out: "Congrats To The Lucky Winner!"
So lottery officials turned to Twitter to reach out, saying "Our message to the $1.5 BILLION #Mega Millions jackpot victor: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted advisor and CALL THE LOTTERY at 1-866-736-9819".
The numbers drawn in Tuesday night's drawing are 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5. They will be paid out to ticket holders who got the first five numbers right but not the Mega Ball.
The biggest lottery prize in years may have proved elusive in Arizona, but someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in a Phoenix suburb has won $1 million.
Meanwhile, a Powerball drawing with a $620 million jackpot is set for Wednesday night. "It's very intrusive what happens, and someone could be hurt, someone could be threatened. they can decide to expose themselves to publicity if they want to", he said on the show, according to a clip shared on Twitter.
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The numbers have been rolling since July, when the drawing reset after an 11-person office pool cashed in on a $543 million ticket in San Jose.
That puts the jackpots for the nation's two largest lotteries at more than $2.2 billion.
In order to earn a chance at the historic prize, players purchase tickets for $2 and must match all five numbers plus the Mega Ball to win the jackpot.
The lottery victor is undoubtedly revelling at their good fortune and the fact they will have the option to keep the news private. Lower-tier prizes may be claimed at a Lottery retailer.
"The record-breaking jackpot caused a rush for ticket sales and it was estimated before the draw that 75 percent of all number combinations would be covered for this draw".
The Mega Millions lottery game is played in 44 states and several US territories.