NEW YORK — So you didn’t win the Mega Millions — but there’s still hope.
Mega Millions officials say a ticket purchased in South Carolina matches all six numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing.
That single winner is worth more than $1.5 billion, overcoming incredible odds, with the chance of matching all six numbers and winning the top prize being about 1 in 302.5 million.
The winning numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 and Mega Ball 5.
There are 36 second-prize winning tickets worth $1 million with four sold in New York and and two in New Jersey.
New Yorkers waking up to a seven-digit pay-day bought the winning tickets at:
- A&C Mini Market Inc. at 7701 17th Ave. in Brooklyn
- Stop & Shop at 2965 Cropsey Ave. in Brooklyn
- Stew Leonard’s at 1 Stew Leonard’s Drive in Yonkers
- 7-Eleven at 722 Townline Road in Hauppauge
In New York, 35 additional tickets worth $10,000 were sold, according to the New York lottery website.
Two $1 million tickets were also sold in New Jersey, but the state has yet to announce where the tickets were sold. That information is typically released the afternoon after the drawing, northjersey.com reports.
Other $1 million winning states include:
- Arizona, 1 winner
- California, 8 winners
- Washington D.C., 1 winner
- Florida, 3 winners
- Iowa, 1 winner
- Kentucky, 1 winner
- Massachusetts, 2 winners
- Michigan, 2 winners
- Missouri, 1 winner
- North Carolina, 1 winner
- New Mexico, 1 winner
- Ohio, 1 winner
- Pennsylvania, 1 winner
- Virginia, 2 winners
- Wisconsin, 1 winner
Florida and Texas also each saw one Megaplier winning ticket sold, worth $3 million.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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