$3M Mega Millions ticket sold in Conn.
While there was no winner in the Mega Millions jackpot drawing Tuesday, a ticket worth $3 million was sold in Connecticut.
The $321 million Mega Millions jackpot was the biggest prize ever offered on Christmas Day since the game began 2002.
The winning numbers are 2-8-42-43-50 with a Megaball of 6.
The person who bought the lucky ticket in Connecticut decided to pay an extra buck for the optional Megaplier. And since the Megaplier drawn was 3, the $1 million prize - for matching five numbers - was tripled to $3 million.
“The Christmas drawing - only the fifth time in Mega Millions history the game was drawn on December 25 - produced 1,137,550 winning tickets at all prize levels. Two tickets matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize. One, sold in Connecticut, included the optional Megaplier and is worth $3 million after the 3X Megaplier was drawn Tuesday night. The other, worth $1 million, was sold in Missouri.”
Mega Millions has not yet announced exactly where the tickets were sold in those two states.
The Mega Millions jackpot now grows to $348 million. Cash payout is an estimated $210.2 million.
The drawing is 11 p.m. on Friday.