No Mega Millions winner, but $1M ticket sold in Arizona over weekend
Oct 22, 2018, 1:01 PM
(AP Photo/Mike Stewart)
PHOENIX — No residents in Arizona became overnight billionaires this weekend, but at least one lucky person will be able to cash in their Powerball ticket for a cool $1 million.
John Gilliland with the Arizona Lottery told KTAR News 92.3 FM that the $1 million ticket was sold at a Superpumper convenience store in Congress, Arizona. The numbers on the ticket were drawn on Saturday.
But for those who have bought a ticket in the central Arizona town recently you might want to check your pockets: The winning ticket has not been cashed yet.
The $1 million ticket was among several high-value lottery tickets — which equated to more than $1.3 million in the lottery jackpots — that were sold in Arizona since Oct. 12.
Gilliland said five $50,000 Powerball tickets were sold in Fredonia, a northern Arizona city, Tucson and Phoenix since Oct. 13 and nine $10,000 Mega Millions tickets were sold, mainly in the Phoenix area, since Oct. 12.
None of those tickets have been cashed yet, according to Gilliland.
The Arizona city that boasted the highest number of winning tickets in recent weeks was Tucson, with three $50,000 Powerball tickets and one $10,000 Mega Millions ticket.
The Mega Millions jackpot has climbed to an estimated $1.6 billion.
It is the largest lottery prize in U.S. history — which is bound to continue growing — and joins five other top 10 drawings in the last three years.
The next drawing will take place on Tuesday.