History was made in the Magnolia State on Friday with the second-largest prize in Mississippi Lottery history being drawn in Alcorn County.
A MegaMillions ticket purchased at BlueSky #708 in Corinth earned the $3 million prize. The ticket matched all five white ball winning numbers, but not the Mega Ball, making the ticket worth $1 million.
However, the lucky player purchased the Megaplier game feature that multiplies winnings from two to five times, depending on the number drawn. The Megaplier number for Friday was three.
The $3 million prize is the second largest in Mississippi Lottery history. The largest winning amount was $4 million from a winning Mega Millions ticket last January.
The lottery retailer who sold the winning ticket is eligible to receive $5,000.
Additionally, one player matched four out of five white balls, plus the Mega Ball to win $10,000 from Friday’s drawing. Had the individual purchased the multiplier option, he or she would have tripled the win to $30,000. The player purchased the ticket from Texaco on West Railroad Street in Long Beach.
From Saturday’s Mississippi Match 5 drawing, one player matched all five numbers to win $80,408. The winning ticket was purchased from Market Smoke and Vape Shop in Pascagoula.
All winners are advised to sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a secure location. The lottery also recommends the winner may want to consult with legal and financial advisors. The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, which must be done at MLC headquarters in Flowood.
The estimated jackpot for the Tuesday evening drawing of Mega Millions is $358 million, with an estimated cash value of $174.2 million. The jackpot for tonight’s Powerball® drawing is an estimated $214 million, with an estimated cash value of $105.7 million.