#megamillions Arkansas gets its first Mega Millions jackpot winner!

March 31st, 2017

RELEASE DATE: 4/1/2017


It's no joke! A single ticket sold in Arkansas matched all six numbers drawn Friday night – the white balls 17, 24, 27, 32 and 58, plus the Mega Ball 10. The ticket is worth $177 million ($107 million cash); with strong sales, the final jackpot amount was higher than the original estimate. It's the very first Mega Millions jackpot won in Arkansas!

One ticket, sold in New Jersey, matched the five white balls on March 31 to win $1 million.

The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won in California on January 27. Since that date, there have been more than 22.4 million winning tickets sold at all prize levels, including 16 worth $1 million or more.

The jackpot resets to $15 million ($9 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday, April 4.

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