Mega Millions: One California ticket wins $530M jackpot

Jeannie Matthews
June 9, 2019

A single ticket sold in the state matched all six numbers to win the $530 million jackpot in Friday night's drawing or cash payout of $345.2 million, lottery officials announced.

The winning numbers were: 17, 19, 27, 40, 68.

44 states take part in the Mega Millions lottery, in addition to Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.

The Oceanport man learned he won $1 million while on his way to lunch with his father.

On March 1, 54-year-old Warren County resident Michael J. Weirsky hit the $273 million Mega Millions jackpot. Since then, 24 twice-weekly drawings have been held without a jackpot victor.

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In New Jersey, three $10,000 third-prize tickets were sold.

There were two other tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. The next drawing Tuesday has a starting value of $40 million, according to Mega Millions. The ticket was sold in San Diego.

In addition to the jackpot Friday, more than 1.7 million other tickets won at different prize levels.

For the lowest prize of $2, players must match the Mega Ball number.

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