While nobody won the $785 million Mega Millions jackpot on Tuesday night, one lucky player in South Dakota picked a $4 million winner.
In a news release, South Dakota Lottery officials said one ticket matched all five white balls, and only a wrong gold Mega Ball number prevented that person from grabbing the grand prize.
The numbers drawn Tuesday were 25, 29, 33, 41 and 44. The gold Mega Ball was 18.
The $4 million ticket in South Dakota was sold at Corner Pantry in Rapid City, KOTA-TV reported. It was a $1 million winner, but the prize was multiplied by four after the player decided to buy the Megaplier add-on.
According to the Mega Millions website, $4 million tickets were also sold in Arizona and Mississippi.
Six people won the $1 million prize -- they did not play the Megaplier option, lottery officials said. Those tickets were sold in Maryland, Texas and Virginia, according to the Mega Millions website.
The jackpot for Friday’s drawing is at $940 million, with a lump-sum payment of $483.5 million.
The last time there was a grand prize winner in the Mega Millions promotion was on Oct. 14. The odds of winning the top prize in the Mega Millions lottery are 1 in 302,575,350.
Friday’s jackpot is the fourth largest in Mega Millions history.
A record $1.537 billion ticket was sold in South Carolina for the Oct. 23, 2018, drawing. A 1.337 billion ticket was sold in Illinois on July 29, 2022, and a $1.050 billion jackpot was won in the Jan. 22, 2021, drawing, lottery officials said.
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