RELEASE DATE: 1/28/2017
The first Mega Millions jackpot of 2017 was won Friday night, after a single ticket matched all six numbers drawn – the white balls 17, 37, 53, 54 and 61, plus the Mega Ball 8. Due to strong sales, the jackpot is worth more than the initial estimate, with a final amount of $191 million ($114 million cash). The lucky winning ticket was purchased at Primm Valley Lotto in Nipton, Calif., on the Nevada state line.
The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won in Geogia on November 18, and is the largest since last summer's $536 million. That jackpot, won in Indiana, was the third largest Mega Millions prize in history.
In this jackpot run, since November 18 there have been more than 23.7 million winning tickets sold at all prize levels, including 18 worth $1 million or more.
The jackpot resets to $15 million ($8 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday, January 31.
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