Mega Millions ticket sold in the Bronx rings in $20M from Tuesday's drawing

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Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Mega Millions ticket worth $20M sold in the Bronx
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The New York Lottery announced a jackpot-winning ticket for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing was sold in the Bronx.

THE BRONX (WABC) -- Someone who bought a lottery ticket in the Bronx just became a mega millionaire.

The New York Lottery announced a jackpot-winning ticket for Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing was sold in the Bronx.

The ticket is worth a guaranteed $20 million.

Officials say the ticket was purchased at 170th Street Grocery located on 170th Street.

The news about this winning ticket from the Bronx comes after four Mega Millions tickets sold in New York won money in last week's drawing.

Those tickets were sold on the East Side of Manhattan, in Long Island City, Newburgh, and Plainview.

The players who won $1 million matched the first five balls, but missed the Mega ball.

The single, grand prize winner in that drawing won the whopping $1.35 billion jackpot.

Here is a look at the 10 largest U.S. jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)

2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

4. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)

5. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

6. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

7. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

8. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

9. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

10. $687.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 27, 2018 (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)

RELATED: Here's what you could buy if you win

The credit for the recent big prizes is actually due to math -- and more difficult odds.

In the fall of 2017, lottery officials approved changes to Mega Millions that significantly lengthened the odds from one in 258.9 million to one in 302.6 million.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

WATCH: New York state lottery drawings live daily at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m.

Powerball drawings are also streamed here on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m.

Mega Millions drawings are streamed on Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m.

The New York Lottery is North America's largest and most profitable, contributing billions of dollars to help support education in New York State.

Revenue is distributed to local school districts by the same statutory formula used to distribute other state aid to education. According to the New York lottery, the formula takes into account both a school district's size and its income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive proportionately larger shares of Lottery school funding.

For more information about the New York lottery and to see lottery results, please visit nylottery.ny.gov..

New Yorkers struggling with a gambling addiction, or who know someone who is, can find help by calling the State's toll-free, confidential HOPEline at 1-877-8-HOPENY (1-877-846-7369) or by texting HOPENY (467369). Standard text rates may apply.

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