Published: Thu, October 18, 2018
Money | By Arnold Ball

Attica man wins $10,000 in Mega Millions drawing

Attica man wins $10,000 in Mega Millions drawing

Winning numbers from the October 16 Mega Millions drawing were: 3-45-49-61-69 and the Mega Ball was 9.

Almost a billion dollars will be up for grabs Friday in a Mega Millions record jackpot. The cash option, which is favored by almost all winners, is $380 million. It's the second-largest lottery jackpot in US history.

On Friday, that would be a total of $513 million - before taxes, according to the Mega Millions website. One ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win on July 24. That ticket is worth $5 million. $559.7 million, Powerball, Jan. 6, 2018 (one ticket, New Hampshire) 9.

While the advertised jackpot is $868 million the actual cash prize would be $494.5 million unless someone is patient enough to collect the winnings over 29 years with the annuity option.

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Still, even the combined total wouldn't break the record USA lottery prize.

Lottery tickets are sold at US$2 each in kiosks, supermarkets and gas stations in 44 USA states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot.

Illinois Lottery brand ambassadors will start handing out Mega Millions tickets at 10:00 a.m.

Lottery officials urge players to check their tickets.

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