After 19 nail-biting Mega Millions draws being fruitless without a winner, it finally got won. The Jackpot was worth $260 million on Tuesday this week. The magnificent Jackpot was won by one single lotto player living in Illinois.
It was the Illinois Lottery who confirmed that one single ticket holder would take home the entire $260 million Mega Millions Jackpot which has been slowly building up in over less than ten weeks. The player has not yet decided whether they want to go public with their win or not yet. The player kissed by Lady Luck herself, managed to match all of the five main numbers from Tuesday’s drawing. His lucky winning numbers were as follows:
2-9-11-22 and 23 as well as the Mega Ball of 12.
The player bought his destined ticket at a lottery retailer in Blue Island, Illinois, which is a suburb of Chicago. The last time that the Mega Millions Jackpot was won was on the 4th of March in New York. A group of co-workers from Manhattan took home the $59 million Jackpot.
With thanks to the five main Mega Millions numbers all being under 30, it opened up more possibilities of wins for those who choose their numbers based on birthdays and other special dates. There were a huge number of players who missed only the Mega Ball and won themselves a $1 million prize. These players came from Virginia, New York, California, Georgia, Kentucky, Minnesota, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Texas and Washington.
Due to the fact that the Jackpot was won, it has reset its new value to the tune of $15 million and it’ll be quite interesting to see how long it will take for the jackpot to reach dizzying heights yet again! We can already feel the electricity in the air...
After the Mega Millions Jackpot was won on Tuesday night, the highest valued world lottery jackpot then became the USA’s other multi-state lottery, the US Powerball, which was then worth a $188 million for the Wednesday night draw.
Folling a consecutive streak of unsuccessful numbers, the Powerball lotto was finally won the day after. It was one player who matched all of the winning numbers 6,8,13, 37 and 40 with the Powerball number of 11.
Besides for the Mega Millions winner who swooped up $260 million on Tuesday, we only know his location. We are still waiting to find out who this other multi-million dollar winner is, and we are hoping we’ll find out soon! Keep your eyes peeled on our site for the announcement of the winner.
If you’re hungry to change your fortune today, then kiss your lucky numbers farewell on your online lotto ticket, and hold thumbs for your destined win!
Best of luck!
The PlayHugeLottos Team