And also like many others nationwide, I awoke to disappointment when I checked my tickets on the 5th. However, several Americans actually lucked up and got richer off that drawing; one by $326 million.
A single ticket sold in the Hudson Valley region matched all six numbers Tuesday to win the Mega Millions $326 million jackpot, lottery officials said.
A ticket sold at a Valero gas station at 2580 Rte. 302 in Middletown matched all six numbers -- 9, 15, 24, 39, 41 and the Mega ball of 1 -- the New York Lottery said Wednesday.
The jackpot was announced at $321 million; it climbed $5 million because of better-than-anticipated sales nationwide, the lottery said. The $326 million jackpot was the game's eighth largest.
Another New York ticket matched five numbers, minus the Mega ball, and won $4 million, using the game's optional $1 megaplier purchase. The megaplier multiplies the winnings of a ticket.
Four other tickets -- sold in California, New Jersey and two in Texas -- matched five numbers, minus the Mega ball, and are worth $1 million each, the lottery said.
The $326 million marks the game's eighth-largest jackpot. It falls significantly short of the record $656 million prize for the multistate game, split three ways on March 30, 2012.heavy sigh).. Guess I gotta try my hand on the next drawing. *fingers crossed extra tight*