MENTOR, Ohio – Christmas came early for one lucky Mega Millions winner in Mentor, Ohio who matched all six numbers drawn on December 17 – the white balls 22, 30, 53, 55, 56, plus the gold Mega Ball 16.
The single winning ticket sold in Mentor, Ohio worth $372 million ($251.6 million cash value) is the 14th largest prize in the history of the Mega Millions game.
The progressive jackpot had been rolling over since it was last won on September 24.
Mega Millions Results
Three tickets in Iowa, New York, and West Virginia matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize of $1 million.
One ticket sold in Pennsylvania that matched the five white balls is worth $2 million because the 2X Megaplier was added.
Twenty-two tickets matched the four white balls plus the Mega Ball for the $10,000 third prize, including one ticket sold in Florida.
Five of those are actually worth $20,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier (an extra purchase available in most states), which was 2X on Tuesday night.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers
Last night’s winning MEGA MILLIONS numbers for the Tuesday, December 17, 2019, jackpot drawing are:
MEGA BALL: 16
MEGA MILLIONS Payout
MEGA MILLIONS jackpot prizes may be paid in 30 annual installments or a one-time, reduced lump-sum payment that jackpot winners may choose to receive instead of receiving their winnings in annual payments.
All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date.
MEGA MILLIONS Odds
The odds of winning the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.