Tuesday night's $ 139 million Mega Millions jackpot (with a $ 79 million cash option) was set for 11.00pm. EAST. Those who took the opportunity and played the game Tuesday night waited to see if their numbers would be chosen so they could claim the jackpot. Has anyone won the Mega Millions award?
The winning numbers announced Tuesday night were 10-16-31-42-66-10, Mega Ball 10 and Megaplier 3X, according to Mega Millions website. There were no winners for Tuesday night's jackpot, which means the next Friday draw will be worth $ 155 million with a $ 89 million cash option, according to the official website.
Mega Millions drawings are held twice a week on Tuesday and Friday nights at 11.00 pm EST. The popular lottery game is played in 44 US states, including the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia. Five numbers are selected from a series of balls numbered from one to 70 printed on them. The sixth and final ball is chosen from numbers ranging from one to 25, according to the Mega Millions website.
If there is a winner and no one claims the prize, every state that participated in the lottery will receive its money back, says the Mega Millions website. Each state that plays the game uses its money differently, and the website suggests players who are asking for an unclaimed jackpot should contact their local lottery.
One of the last winners to win a Mega Millions award was a 73-year-old man from Milan, Illinois. Bob Hollenback, he paired all five white balls in the October 23 draw and won a $ 1 million prize. Hollenback told Clive lottery officials in Illinois that he had already bought a lottery ticket tonight, but had decided to buy one at Hy-Vee Gas, 3850 Elmore Ave, Davenport, Illinois.
"I realized when I went to the gas station, I already had another lottery (ticket) for the same night," said Hollenback, according to a press release. "Something just told me, go ahead and buy (another). In the end it was the winner – at least my winner", he added.
Hollenback and his wife Jeanne have told lottery officials that they will travel somewhere, buy some real estate and share the rest of their winnings with their family, according to the November 8 press release.
As of Tuesday night, the $ 1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot still remains unclaimed. The winning ticket was sold in South Carolina during the draw on October 23, but nobody came forward to claim the prize, as previously reported by WLTX. The winning ticket was sold at a KC Mart in Simpsonville, S.C., according to the news station.
The winner has until April 21 to come forward and claim the jackpot, according to WLTX. The numbers selected during the draw on 23 October were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.