$1 Million Ticket Sold in DC for Record-Breaking Mega Millions Game!
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is third highest in game’s history
WASHINGTON, DC–There was a $1 million winning ticket sold in the District of Columbia for the Mega Millions game played Tuesday, October 23, 2018. This winning ticket was purchased at the 7-ELEVEN located at 1101 South Capitol Street, SW. At this time, the winner has not yet come forward to claim their prize.
A single winning ticket sold in South Carolina snagged the historic $1.5 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the largest in the history of that game. The winning numbers were 5-28-62-65-70; and the Mega Ball number was 5. To win the jackpot, a player must match the first five numbers and the Mega Ball. To win the $1 million prize, a player must match the first five numbers. The Mega Millions jackpot has been reset to $40 million. The next drawing for this game will be held Friday, October 26, 2018.
In addition to the $1 million winner, the DC Lottery sold three-$10,000 winning tickets in last night’s drawing. These tickets were purchased at Gateway Newsstand (470-490 L’Enfant Plaza, SW), Lobby Mart (501 Third Street, NW), and Capitol Hill Market (241 Massachusetts Avenue, NE). The DC Lottery retailer who sold the $1 million winning ticket will receive a $10,000 bonus on the sale.
Players are reminded that their game ticket is a bearer instrument. The signature on the back of the ticket determines the recognized winner. The prospective $1 million winner is encouraged to contact the DC Lottery at 202-645-8000 to initiate the prize claim process.
Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is currently holding at an estimated $620 million with a cash option of $354 million. This is the third-largest jackpot in Powerball history, and the sixth largest in the history of U.S. lottery. The Powerball jackpot was last hit on August 11, for $245.6 million. Powerball tickets are $2 each and can be played in Washington, DC, 44 states, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Drawings are held every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:59 p.m. ET.
Jackpot game winners in both the Mega Millions and Powerball games have the option of taking the cash payout or receive annuitize payments over 30 years.