Mega Millions – No Big Winner, Louisiana Ticket Wins $10,000
A Louisiana sold ticket for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is worth $10,000 this morning, however, the game's top prize has not been claimed. That now means that lottery players across the state will have to wait four more days before their champagne wishes and caviar dreams can come true. If you missed the drawing. Here it is.
The top prize in last night's game was estimated to be $660 million dollars and no ticket matched all of the numbers that were drawn. Here are those numbers:
14 40 60 64 66 Megaball 16 Megplier x3
While there was no jackpot winner across the footprint of the multi-state lottery game there were some big money tickets sold. Including a $10,000 ticket that was purchased in South Louisiana.
Here's the breakdown.
The Mega Millions website tells us that four tickets claimed Match 5 prizes in the game. Those tickets were sold in Virginia, Delaware, New Jersey and New York. Each of those tickets is worth one million dollars but the tickets sold in Delaware, New Jersey, and New York are worth $3 million because the purchaser opted in for the Megaplier which was "times 3" for last night's (07/22/22) drawing.
Louisiana's lottery players also collected some cash from the Mega Millions drawing on Friday night. There were 69 tickets sold in Louisiana that are worth at least $200 this morning. The breakdown on those tickets shows that 33 tickets are worth $200 this morning for matching three white-ball numbers and the Megaball. Of the tickets that matched that configuration, there were 18 that opted in on the Megaplier meaning their total prize is $600.
There were 12 tickets sold in the state that matched four of the white-ball numbers, which means a prize of $500. Five other tickets matched four of the white-ball numbers too but those players opted-in on the Megapliers those prizes are tripled to $1,500.
The biggest prize, according to the Louisiana Lottery Big Wins page was a $10,000 ticket that matched four white balls and the Megaball. From what we understand that ticket was purchased at the store you see below.
If you don't recognize the place, it's Mel-Star Inc in Morgan City. Congrats to the ticket purchaser and to the retailer, they get a nice little stipend for selling a big money ticket too.
When the next Mega Millions drawing happens on Tuesday, July 26 Mega Millions game officials estimate the top prize will be at least $790 million. The cash option for a prize that large is estimated to be $464.4 million. Of course, Uncle Sam will want some of that, okay a lot of that.
Tonight's Powerball drawing will feature a jackpot of a paltry, yeah that's sarcasm, $119 million. That drawing is scheduled for 9:59 pm, by rule ticket sales must cease at least one hour before the official drawing is held. Good luck if you choose to play and please, play responsibly.
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