- Someone in NY is ringing in 2019 as a millionaire.
This was the eighth largest jackpot in the game's history. There was one Match 5 ticket with the Megaplier worth $4 million, sold in Pennsylvania. Mega Millions says that the cash option for this jackpot is $254.6 million.
The winning numbers were: 34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and Mega number 14.
The jackpot has been rolling since October, when a $1.5 billion prize was drawn in SC.
The prize got as high as $1.53 billion in October but the person who bought the winning ticket in SC hasn't come forward. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing. A victor has claimed the jackpot on New Year's Day only once before, in 2008.
How about starting 2019 with an infusion of $425 million?
The other three second-price tickets were sold in Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.
If the money isn't claimed by late April, the money will return to the 44 states that hold Mega Millions lotteries.