Mega Millions Confirms $3 Million Winner in Friday Drawing
If you've traveled to Texas over the past few days and decided to purchase a Mega Millions ticket during your travels you might be a $3 million dollar winner. The Mega Millions lottery game and the Texas Lottery are confirming big money winners from Friday's drawing.
Here's how the lottery balls bounced on Friday, June 16, 2023.
The numbers, if you couldn't watch the video were:
Tickets purchased for last night's drawing were in play for an estimated top prize of $281 million dollars. None of the tickets sold for the June 16th game matched the numbers needed to claim the game's top prize. That means the jackpot for Mega Millions on Tuesday night will be an estimated $300 million dollars.
The Texas Lottery also confirmed two other tickets sold for Friday's game were big money winners too. The Texas Lottery say suggests two $10,000 winners were sold in the state for Friday's game.
What we know about the $3 million dollar winner is this. The ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers but did not match the Mega Ball. By rule, that ticket would be worth $1,000,000. But since Mega Millions offers the Megaplier option even on Match 5 prizes, the ticket is worth $3,000,000. The ticket purchaser did opt-in for the "times 3" in this case.
The $3 million dollar winner was sold in Houston at an establishment called Mi Tienda. It is located on York Road in the city. That's just off the EastTex Freeway. The ticket purchaser opted for a quick pick in choosing their numbers. By the way, the quick pick is how most of the winners get their winning numbers. We're not saying don't play your favorite numbers but if you do have numbers you play all the time, just know you have options.
Tonight's Powerball game will feature a top prize of $366 million dollars. That drawing will be at 10 pm tonight. Good luck if you choose to play. If you need assistance with a gambling problem help is available at 1-877-770-STOP.
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