Published: Thu, January 03, 2019
Money | By Wilma Wheeler

One ticket wins $425M Mega Millions prize

One ticket wins $425M Mega Millions prize

A ticket sold in Long Island, New York, matched all the numbers to win the $425 million Mega Millions jackpot.

Grab a Mega Millions ticket on your way to celebrate the New Year.

If the victor (or winners) choose the cash option, they'll get a little more than $254 million. It was the eighth largest Mega Millions jackpot ever, according to the lottery. There was one Match 5 ticket with the Megaplier worth $4 million, sold in Pennsylvania. The winning numbers for that drawing were 9, 10, 25, 37 and 38 and the Mega Ball was 21.

It's the second time the Mega Millions jackpot has been won on New Year's Day; the only previous January 1 victor was in Texas in 2008.

The winning $425 million ticket was sold in NY and the victor has yet to claim his prize. The last time was in Texas in 2008.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, including IL, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The next drawing on Friday resets to its starting value of $40 million, or about $24 million in cash. 7News crews did not see a single line at locations selling Mega Millions tickets.

In fact, the odds are 1 in over 302 million.

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