This weekend’s Mega Millions jackpot was worth an estimated $150 million, which was the largest jackpot since the last big win on August 22st.
Back in August the jackpot was worth $180 million, and that jackpot was won by one single ticket holder. However, since then, there have been 14 consecutive lottery drawings which have gone without a winner, and Mega Millions players have been desperate to get their hands on the bounty which is sure to change somebody’s life for good.
However, despite last night’s huge lottery jackpot, there were no top prize winners found, and the jackpot rolled over yet again for its next draw on Tuesday. Next week, on October 14th, the top prize of the multi-state lottery will be worth an estimated $166 million for any player who can match all of the main five numbers as well as the Mega Ball.
On Friday night, however, despite the hoards of players buying tickets in the lead up to the draw and hoping to get their hands on a slice of the winner’s pie, there were no winners across the 43 member states who were able to match all of the necessary numbers to take home the jackpot. Despite this, there were two second prize winners found, one of whom purchased their ticket in California, while the other was bought in Ohio.
Both of these winners took home over $1 million in prize funds, while California lottery representatives have reported that their local winner will take home $1.2 million before taxes and fees. This ticket was sold in Long Beach, and matched all of the five main numbers 32, 59, 35, 2 and 50, missing just the Mega Ball which this weekend was 3.
California lottery officials confirmed that this ticket was worth an estimated $1,263,024, and that the store that sold the winning ticket in Long Beach, Albertson’s Supermarket, will receive a bonus prize worth $6,000. The Mega Millions lottery currently holds the highest value of all the lotteries in the USA, and is played in 43 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Lady Luck may be around anytime, so don’t forget to purchase your Mega Millions lottery tickets online at Lottery24.com.