Two $1 million Mega Millions prizes won in Massachusetts

No one won the $1.1 billion jackpot in Tuesday’s Mega Million drawing, but two tickets sold in Massachusetts were worth $1 million each. The $1 million prizes were won on a quick-pick ticket sold at the Wegmans in Chestnut Hill and another quick-pick ticket sold at Jaqueline’s Mini Market in Lawrence, according to the Massachusetts Lottery. This is the first time the Chestnut Hill Wegman’s has had a big winner. Store manager Todd Drickel said he learned about the winning ticket while listening to talk radio on his drive into work. “When I got into the store this morning, we verified through our machine that we did, in fact, sell one of the million- dollar lottery tickets,” Drickel said.Drickel said Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. will receive about $10,000 for the Chestnut Hill store’s sale of the winning ticket. The numbers drawn late Tuesday night were: 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and gold Mega Ball 9. The new jackpot drawing on Friday night will be another milestone in the game, Mega Millions said in a statement early Wednesday. “Now at $1.35 billion, the Mega Millions jackpot is moving up and making history as the second highest Mega Millions jackpot ever,” Pat McDonald, Ohio lottery director and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said in the statement. The $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is the game’s largest since Oct. 23, 2018, when a ticket sold in South Carolina won a $1.537 billion jackpot, the largest in the history of the game. Friday night’s drawing will be the 26th since the jackpot was last hit Oct. 14, 2022, when tickets sold in California and Florida each won a share of a $502 million jackpot. There have been 25 drawings over three months since the last time a player matched all six numbers and claimed the jackpot. The estimated $1.35 billion jackpot in the next drawing would only be distributed to a winner who choose: s an annuity paid over 29 years. Nearly all grand prize winners opt to take a cash payout, which for Friday night’s drawing is an estimated $707.9 million. The largest jackpot in the US to date was a $2.04 billion Powerball won by a single ticket in California in November. Despite the game’s long odds of 1 in 302.6 million, players continue to purchase tickets as the size of the grand prize grows. Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as in Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

No one won the $1.1 billion jackpot in Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing, but two tickets sold in Massachusetts were worth $1 million each.

The $1 million prizes were won on a quick-pick ticket sold at the Wegmans in Chestnut Hill and another quick-pick ticket sold at Jaqueline’s Mini Market in Lawrence, according to the Massachusetts Lottery.

This is the first time the Chestnut Hill Wegman’s has had a big winner. Store manager Todd Drickel said he learned about the winning ticket while listening to talk radio on his drive to work.

“When I got into the store this morning, we verified through our machine that we did, in fact, sell one of the million-dollar lottery tickets,” Drickel said.

Drickel said Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. will receive about $10,000 for the Chestnut Hill store’s sale of the winning ticket.

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The Wegmans supermarket at 200 Boylston St. in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood of Newton, Massachusetts
Jacqueline's Mini Market at 199 Salem St. in Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Jacqueline’s Mini Market at 199 Salem St. in Lawrence, Massachusetts

The numbers drawn late Tuesday night were: 7, 13, 14, 15, 18 and gold Mega Ball 9.

The new jackpot drawing on Friday night will be another milestone in the game, Mega Millions said in a statement early Wednesday.

“Now at $1.35 billion, the Mega Millions jackpot is moving up and making history as the second highest Mega Millions jackpot ever,” Pat McDonald, Ohio lottery director and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said in the statement.

The $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot is the game’s largest since Oct. 23, 2018, when a ticket sold in South Carolina won a $1.537 billion jackpot, the largest in the history of the game.

Friday night’s drawing will be the 26th since the jackpot was last hit Oct. 14, 2022, when tickets sold in California and Florida each won a share of a $502 million jackpot.

There have been 25 drawings over three months since the last time a player matched all six numbers and claimed the jackpot.

The estimated $1.35 billion jackpot in the next drawing would only be distributed to a winner who chooses an annuity paid over 29 years. Almost all grand prize winners opt to take a cash payout, which for Friday night’s drawing is an estimated $707.9 million.

The largest jackpot in the US to date was a $2.04 billion Powerball won by a single ticket in California in November.

Despite the game’s long odds of 1 in 302.6 million, players continue to buy tickets as the size of the grand prize grows.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as in Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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