RELEASE DATE: 8/5/2015
There were three Match 5 winning tickets sold for the Mega Millions drawing on August 4, matching the five white balls (2, 19, 44, 51 and 57), and just missing the gold Mega Ball of 14 for the jackpot. Two of those tickets, sold in Maryland and Wisconsin, are worth $1 million each. The third, sold in Florida, included the optional Megaplier (an extra $1 purchase) and when the 2x Megaplier was drawn, that ticket became worth $2 million.
It is Florida's fourth multi-million Match 5 winner this year alone, with an earlier winner of $2 million and two winners of $5 million, all thanks to the optional Megaplier purchase. A total of 12 Match 5 winners this year have included the Megaplier, more than in all of 2014.
The jackpot rolls to an estimated $20 million for Friday night's drawing.
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