Mega Millions ticket worth $4 million sold in Mississippi

A Mega Millions ticket sold in Byram is worth $4 million — thanks to the player opting for the Megaplier option for Tuesday night’s drawing.

The numbers from last night’s drawing were 25-29-33-41-44 with a Mega Ball of 18 and a Megaplier of 4.

The Mega Millions jackpot continues to grow to an estimated $940 million for Friday — with an estimated cash value of $483.5 million. Friday’s drawing will be the 24th drawing since the Mega Millions jackpot was last hit on Oct.14.

The ticket was purchased at Byram Chevron. That lottery retailer is eligible to receive a $5,000 bonus.

“We are thrilled to see such a big win in Mississippi,” said MLC President Jeff Hewitt. “Last week we had a $1 million Mega Millions winner from Moss Point. The winner from the drawing last night is the largest amount won since the Mississippi Lottery began in November of 2019. Spending the extra dollar for the Megaplier option really paid off for this player, quadrupling their $1 million win to $4 million.”

The winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, which must be done at MLC headquarters in Flowood.

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is up to an estimated $291 million, with an estimated cash value of $147.9 million.

The Mississippi Match 5 jackpot for Thursday, Jan. 5, is up to an estimated $225,000.

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