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Single victor takes $425M Mega Millions jackpot

Single victor takes $425M Mega Millions jackpot

Someone or a group of people who bought their ticket on Long Island in NY has the only ticket to match all the numbers in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing. Of the six second-prize tickets, three were sold in New York: Pleasantville, Canton and Little Neck.

The $425 million jackpot is worth about $254 million if the victor chooses the cash option, lottery officials said.

The jackpot is the eighth-largest in the history of the game.

The ticket was sold at an auto service shop on Long Island.

One lucky victor will start the new year $425 million richer after matching all six numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions.

The Mega Millions ticket was one of two winning the third-tier prize in the December 28 drawing.

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More than 92,900 other Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions tickets won prizes of various amounts.

It matched all five white balls drawn, 34-44-57-62-70, but not the yellow Mega Ball 14.

A number of people came out to buy tickets Tuesday at the One Stop Market on Williamson Road in Roanoke.

The next drawing on Friday, January 4, which resets to its starting value of $40 million, may be seen on 21 News at 11. That was back in 2008 when a victor in Texas took home $33 million.

An advertisement for the Mega Millions lottery is seen June 23, 2005 in San Francisco, California.

At 1 in 302.5 million, the odds of winning are astronomical.


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