Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mega Millions ticket wins $1M in burbs

A Mega Millions ticket sold at a Norristown 7-Eleven won $1 million in the Feb. 21, 2014, drawing. It matched the first five number drawn, but not the Mega Ball.
A Mega Millions ticket sold at a Norristown 7-Eleven won $1 million in the Feb. 21, 2014, drawing. It matched the first five number drawn, but not the Mega Ball.

Mega Millions' cash jackpot -- the one almost everybody takes -- is more than $100 million for Tuesday's drawing, because no one matched all the numbers drawn Friday Night.

They were 23, 29, 32, 45 and 46, with a Mega Ball of 15.

Winning $1 million each were two tickets that matched the first five numbers.

One was sold in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, at the 7-Eleven at 1335 Sandy Hill Rd,, in Norristown. The other was sold at the Beulah BP Mart at 4224 Beulah Road in Chesterfield County, Virginia.

The estimated jackpots are $195 million for the annuity, $107 million for the cash.

Jackpots became more likely to grow when Mega Millions made each ticket less likely to win in late October. The odds of winning with a single ticket are now 1 in 258 million, about 50 percent worse than the previous 1 in 175 million.

In December, the first jackpot under the new rules soared to become the second biggest in U.S. history, an annuity worth $648 million, won in California and Georgia.

See: "Biggest jackpots in U.S. lottery history"

Powerball rolls over. No one matched all the numbers drawn Saturday night: 2, 3, 13, 14 and 54, with a Powerball of 4. So the annuity jackpot rose to $50 million, and the cash jackpot went up to $28.2 million. The only ticket to win $1 million was sold at Allerton Liquor, 691 Allerton Ave. in the Bronx.

The previous jackpot, with an annuity worth $425.3 million, was won Wednesday in Malpitas, Calif.

Contact staff writer Peter Mucha at 215-854-4342 or pmucha@phillynews.com.

 


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