One Winning Mega Millions Ticket Was Sold in South Carolina; Two $1 Million Winning Tickets Were Sold in New Jersey
There was one winning ticket sold for last night's (October 23) Mega Millions lottery drawing. The ticket was purchased in South Carolina, according to lottery officials.
The jackpot, however, fell just short of the largest lottery prize in history. Lottery officials say that last night's jackpot totaled $1.537 billion, which is just short of a Powerball prize which totaled $1.586 billion.
The winning numbers for the October 23 Mega Millions drawing, which is the largest jackpot in the history of the multi-state Mega Millions game were:
- Mega Ball: 5
We may never find out who won the jackpot because South Carolina does not require lottery winners to publicly reveal themselves.
You could be a millionaire, of course, even if you didn't match all of the numbers.
In fact, 36 tickets, which won the $1 million second prize, were sold across all of the participating states. Two of those tickets were actually sold in New Jersey, according to lottery officials. Meanwhile, one of those tickets was sold in Pennsylvania.
Additionally, there were 419 tickets which won the game’s $10,000 third prize last night. The location where those tickets were sold was not made immediately clear.
You can find a breakdown of the smaller prizes that are available by clicking here. The New Jersey and Pennsylvania lotteries could announce some details about those winners later today.
“This is truly a historic occasion. We’re so happy for the winner, and we know the South Carolina Education Lottery can’t wait to meet the lucky ticket holder," Gordon Medenica, the Lead Director of the Mega Millions Group said in a statement.
Of course, if you weren't lucky enough to be holding a winning ticket on Tuesday, that's OK. Wednesday's Powerball drawing is worth an estimated $620 million.
Of course, your dreams of winning don't have to end. In fact, a $50,000 winning Powerball ticket was sold in our area earlier this month at the Wegmans on Nassau Park Blvd in Princeton earlier this month.