2019 is really off to a good start for one Mega Millions enthusiasts from New York! This lucky player matched all the winning numbers in the first draw of the year, scooping $425.000.000 in the process. Follow in their footsteps in the next Powerball Boost draw – a dazzling $750.000.000 windfall awaits!
The winning line that enabled this incredible victory on January 1st consisted of the winning numbers 34, 44, 57, 62 and 70 with the Mega Ball 14. A single lottery ticket holder from New York was the only one to match them all, but a couple of punters across the US were very close to doing the same.
Seven players missed the jackpot by the Mega Ball number. New Yorkers were, once again, the luckiest of the bunch. Three players from this state collected Match 5 prize worth $1.000.000, while the remaining three went to Ohio, South Carolina and Texas. One fortunate participant from Pennsylvania also matched the five main numbers of the Mega Millions results, but ended up collecting $4.000.000 thanks to using the optional Megaplier.
Mega Millions has been rolling over since October 23rd, when one fortunate punter from South Carolina collected $1.537.000.000. This was the largest windfall in the history of this game, and the most impressive jackpot ever won by a single ticket holder.
Gordon Medenica, lead director of the Mega Millions Group, described this victory as a “truly a historic occasion”. The golden ticket was sold at the KC Mart store in Simpsonville, but the identity of the lucky winner still remains a mystery.