NY Mega Millions ticket wins $206M jackpot; AZ ticket wins $250KPosted: Updated:
PHOENIX -- Dreams of countless Arizonans were dashed when a single Mega Millions ticket sold at a Long Island grocery store matched the winning numbers in Tuesday night's lottery drawing.
The jackpot was $206 million, with a cash option of just under $152 million. The lucky winner has not yet come forward.
The numbers that came up in Tuesday night's Mega Millions drawing are 23, 32, 33, 39 and 43. The Megaball was 8, and the Megaplier Multiplier was 3.
Odds of winning the whole enchilada, which means matching all five white balls plus the gold ball, are 1 in slightly less than $176 million.
Sixteen tickets that matched all five white balls but missed the Megaball are worth $250,000. Check your numbers because one of those $250,000 tickets was sold right here in the Grand Canyon State, according to the Arizona Lottery.
Another 130 tickets that matched four white balls plus the Megaball are worth $10,000 each. Two of those tickets were sold in Arizona.
According to the Arizona Lottery website, there are 116 Arizonans who are $150 richer and nearly 27,000 more who won prizes ranging from $2 to $10.
This $206 million jackpot has been rolling over since Nov. 4. Now the jackpot resets to a cool $12 million for the last Mega Millions drawing of 2011. That will happen Friday night.
A total of 41 other states and the District of Columbia also offer the Mega Millions game. Arizona joined Mega Millions on April 18, 2010.
While Arizonans have won smaller prizes in the game, no jackpot-winning ticket has been sold in Arizona.