Thursday, November 6, 2014

$326 Million 'Mega Millions' Lottery Ticket Sold In New York

Like so many others nationwide, I had my fingers and toes crossed for the $326 Million Mega Millions drawing on November 4, 2014!

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.
..Well.. (heavy sigh)..  Guess I gotta try my hand on the next drawing. *fingers crossed extra tight*

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