Mega Millions Jackpot Won in Arizona for First Time

Wednesday June 10th 2020

A single ticket in Arizona won the $410 Mega Millions jackpot last night - the very first time the game's top prize has been hit in the Grand Canyon state.

The winning ticket was sold at Circle K, 20203 N. 67th Avenue in Glendale and matched all six numbers in the Tuesday, June 9 draw: the white balls 1, 5, 9, 10 and 23, and the gold Mega Ball 22. If the winner chooses the cash option, they'll receive an estimated $316.8 million before taxes.

Last night's win was Mega Millions' 11th largest-ever jackpot. The top prize broke through $400 million for the first time in more than year after no one matched all six numbers in the Friday, June 5 drawing; it was also just the eighth time the jackpot reached that level in the past six years.

This is only the second time the jackpot has gone off in 2020, after it was first won on February 11 when a single ticket worth $202 million was sold in New Jersey. That winner hasn't come forward to claim yet.

The Arizona winner has 180 days from the draw date to claim their prize. After this time, the ticket will expire and no longer has any value. The winner should sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe location.

In Arizona, winners of $100,000 or more can choose to stay anonymous and keep their name out of the spotlight. If the winner requests privacy, the lottery may still disclose some information, including the winner's city, value of their prize, date of the win, and the name and location of the retailer that sold the ticket.

The Arizona Lottery has taken measures to address the spread of coronavirus; the winner has three options to claim during this time. The lottery is encouraging players to mail in claims. Winners can also call 480-921-4400 to make an appointment to claim in person at the Phoenix or Tucson office. A third option is to place the claim in the secure dropbox available 24/7 at both the Phoenix and Tucson locations.

More big Mega Millions winners

Tuesday's draw was also very lucky for 13 tickets that matched the five main numbers to win the $1 million Match 5 second prize. Four of those are actually worth $2 million because they added the Megaplier option to their ticket for an extra $1. The Megaplier number drawn was 2X, doubling all non-jackpot prizes for players who added it.

Two each of the $1 million tickets were sold in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Washington, and one each in Florida, Maryland and Minnesota.

Of the $2 million tickets with Megaplier, two were purchased in New York and one each in Mississippi and South Carolina.

In another milestone, this is the largest Mega Millions prize won yet in Mississippi, the newest state lottery in the country. The Mississippi Lottery began selling scratch-off tickets in November last year, and launched Mega Millions and Powerball sales in January 2020.

Tuesday was also a good night for 74 players who won the Mega Millions third prize by matching four of the white balls plus the Mega Ball. 13 of those included Megaplier and are worth $20,000 each, and the rest won $10,000 each.

The June 9 draw produced a total of 1,130,902 winners across the game's nine prize levels, including the jackpot.

Over 17.6 million players won prizes during the latest run; the biggest wins were the jackpot plus 46 tickets each worth $1 million or above.

Think you might have won a prize? Don't miss out - check your tickets online with the Mega Millions number checker.

$20 million jackpot for Friday's draw

The jackpot has now reset to its current starting level of $20 million ($15.4 million cash) for the next drawing on Friday, June 12.

If you want a chance to win a high-dollar prize even sooner, there's a $22 million Powerball jackpot up for grabs tonight, Wednesday, June 10.

There's still time to get your tickets for both games online.

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