After numerous failed trials, a New Yorker managed to win a considerable sum of money at the Mega Millions drawing on Tuesday night. According to the announcement made by the Atlanta Journal, the $206 million Mega Millions jackpot was won in New York City.
The New Yorker woke up this morning to find out that he is $206 million richer after matching all six numbers that were extracted during the Tuesday Mega Million drawing. Another player in Georgia won $250,000 for having matched five out of eight numbers. The lucky numbers were 23, 32, 33, 39 and 43. There were other 15 players who have matched the five numbers, but they did not win the big prize because they did not guess the Mega Ball number: 8.
This is the second time this year when a player from New York wins the Mega Millions jackpot. The first winning ticket was bought in June, by 20 co-workers at a Long Island Costco store. After the numbers were drawn, the players divided the $201.9 million top prize between them.
If you were planning to win the Friday’s Mega Million jackpot, you should know that the prize is now a little bit smaller than it used to be. The winner, if there will be one this Friday, will have to thank himself with “only” $12 million.
Nevertheless, there is a lottery prize for all of us. You can test your luck by purchasing tickets for other drawings that are planned to take place this week. Players are now waiting the results of the Wednesday drawing of the Powerball lottery whose jackpot amounts to $20 million.
The top Powerball lottery prize was won on Saturday’s night drawing. The winning ticket was sold to a person in Maryland. The winner remains unknown because the authorities want to protect his/her identity from possible attackers. The Saturday’s night top prize amounted to $129 million, that is, a little bit smaller than Tuesday’s jackpot, yet a significant sum of money.