ATLANTA — The jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $106 million Wednesday.
None of the tickets sold for Tuesday’s $90 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Friday.
There were five second-prize winners from Tuesday night’s drawing, matching all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $175,000 each.
Also, 37 players matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $5,000.
The winning numbers from Tuesday’s drawing were: 11, 20, 26, 28, and 52. The Mega Ball number was 7.
MEGA MILLIONS JACKPOT INCREASES TO $126 MILLION
The PKV jackpot in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery drawing grew to $126 million Saturday.
None of the tickets sold for Friday’s $106 million drawing matched all five lotto numbers and the Mega Ball. The next drawing will be Tuesday.
There were nine second-prize winners — none with tickets bought in Michigan — from Friday night’s drawing, matching all five lotto numbers but not the Mega Ball number to win $175,000 each. Also, 46 players, including one with a ticket sold in Michigan, matched four of the five lotto numbers, plus the Mega Ball number. Those tickets are each worth $5,000.
The winning numbers from Friday’s drawing were: 5, 31, 33, 35, and 51. The Mega Ball number was 1.
POWERBALL JACKPOT SOARS TO $145 MILLION!
Eight lottery players across the nation were just one ball shy of winning the country’s largest current lottery jackpot Wednesday night. The ball those players were missing was the Powerball. There were no Powerball jackpot winners Wednesday but 762,687 prizes were paid out across the nation for a total of more than $5.9 million worth of winnings in America’s Game.
Because no one correctly matched all six numbers in Wednesday’s drawing the jackpot will grow to an estimated $145 million.
The cash option for the Saturday, December 4 drawing will be an estimated $79.4 million.
The numbers drawn were: 3, 28, 36, 38, 44 and the Powerball was 1. The Power Play multiplier was 4.
The eight players that correctly matched the 5 white numbers and won $100,000 purchased their tickets in Arizona(2), Delaware, Indiana(2), South Carolina(2), and Wisconsin. One additional player from South Carolina not only matched the 5 white numbers, but also purchased the Power Play option for a prize worth $400,000.
Forty-two players matched 4 white numbers plus the Powerball and won $5,000. Three additional players not only matched that prize level, but also purchased the Power Play option, giving them a total win of $20,000.
More than 72,000 winning Powerball plays were multiplied by 4 Wednesday. Winners were able to do that by purchasing the Power Play option for one dollar. With Power Play you can multiply your winnings, except for the jackpot, from 2 to 5 times. At the beginning of each drawing a wheel is spun to select that night’s multiplier.
Players purchased more than $31.2 million in tickets between Sunday and Wednesday night.
The lotteries sold more than $2.2 billion in Powerball tickets in FY04. That translates into more than $660 million for worthwhile state projects.
Powerball is now played in 27 states, the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
TEXAS STORE SELLS FIRST WINNING PKV MEGA MILLIONS TICKET
DALLAS — Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lotto ticket at a North Texas store is $101 million richer as the state claimed its first jackpot winner in the multistate game.
One ticket sold in Carrollton matched all the winning numbers from Friday night’s drawing: 8, 10, 17, 24 and 39. The Mega Ball number was 52.
“We’ve been eagerly waiting for this day,” said Reagan Greer, Texas Lottery Commission executive director. “I hope the person or persons holding this winning ticket know what they’ve got.”
At Sack ‘n Save No. 204, five Texas Lottery Commission signs boasted, “We sold a winning Mega Millions ticket here.”
Lottery officials said the store receives a $1 million bonus for selling the grand prize winner in Friday’s game.
Store clerks eagerly awaited news of the new winner.
“He or she bought it out of a new self-serve lotto machine,” an assistant manager told The Dallas Morning News in Sunday’s editions. “That’s all we know at this point.”
It’s the second time the Carrollton store has had a big winner. In March 1994, store clerks sold one of five winning Texas Lotto tickets for a $77 million jackpot.
In Friday’s game, 19 PKV players besides the jackpot winner matched all five numbers — but not the Mega Ball number. Those winners, who included a Balch Springs ticket holder in suburban Dallas, will collect second-place prizes of $175,000 each.
Also, 63 players matched four numbers, plus the Mega Ball number — good for third prizes of $5,000 each.
The grand prize winner had not contacted lottery officials as of Sunday morning.
Because Friday’s Megaplier was four, that multiplies one of the 2nd-tier prizes to $700,000. The Megaplier feature is exclusive to Texas.
A total of 758,680 tickets won prizes ranging from $2 all the way up to the jackpot.
The state joined the Mega Millions multistate lottery in December and numerous lower-tier winners have claimed prizes before the grand prize was announced.