The winning ticket for this weekend’s massive Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Illinois, but five tickets purchased in Iowa came within one number of the jackpot combination and are prize-winners, too.
A ticket sold at the Big 10 Mart in Bettendorf for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is worth two million dollars. It’s one of six tickets sold across the country that matched all but the so-called “Mega Ball.” The person who bought the ticket in Bettendorf paid the extra dollar, doubling the payout to two million.
Four other tickets sold in Iowa for Friday night’s drawing are worth $10,000 each for picking the “Mega Ball” number and four of the five other numbers. Those four tickets were sold in Mount Pleasant, Newton, Storm Lake – and at the Casey’s Truck Stop on West Commercial Street in Manchester.
The jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday, August 2nd resets to its current starting value of $20 million ($11.6 million cash).
story courtesy of Radio Iowa