#megamillions Jackpot to $61 million; $5 million won in Vermont!

August 16th, 2016

RELEASE DATE: 8/17/2016

The Mega Millions jackpot is growing, with an estimated $61 million jackpot ($41 million cash) on tap for Friday, August 19. No ticket matched all six numbers drawn Tuesday night – 2, 43, 52, 62 and 63, plus the Mega Ball 6.

There were two Match 5 winners in the drawing, one in California and one in Vermont. The lucky Vermont ticket-holder added the optional Megaplier purchase, turning that ticket into one worth a whopping $5 million when the 5x Megaplier was drawn. That's the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in Vermont!

Since January 1, a total of 20 Match 5 winning tickets have included the Megaplier, with prizes ranging from $2 million to $5 million – nine of them were worth the maximum $5 million. Those are in addition to the 81 standard $1 million Match 5 winning tickets also sold this year.

The jackpot has been rolling since it was last won on July 22, when two tickets (sold in Georgia and Virginia) split a $15 million jackpot.

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