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$522 million Mega Millions ticket sold in CA; 2 Florida tickets worth $30,000

(WFLA) – The $522 million Mega Millions jackpot lottery ticket was sold at a store in California. Two tickets sold in Florida are worth $30,000 each.

A single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn on July 24 – the white balls 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29, plus the gold Mega Ball 20. The ticket was purchased at Ernie's Liquors in San Jose, Calif.

"This has been an exciting roll," said Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions Lead Director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director. Congratulations to California for taking home the fifth largest jackpot in Mega Millions history."

In addition to the jackpot win, there were many other big winners in the July 24 drawing.

Eight tickets matched the five white balls to win the game's second prize. Six are worth $1 million each, sold in Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and New Jersey (two). Two, sold in Massachusetts and Texas, included the optional Megaplier (an optional $1 purchase available in most states) and are worth $3 million each.

102 tickets had four matching white balls plus the Mega Ball to won the game's $10,000 third prize Tuesday night. Nine of those are actually worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier. Two of these tickets were sold in Florida.

Here are the payouts for tickets sold in Florida, according to the Florida Lottery website

  • $30,000 prize: 2 tickets sold in Florida had 4-of-5 + MB + Megaplier
  • $10,000 prize: 8 tickets sold in Florida had 4-of-5 + MB
  • $1,500 prize: 60 tickets sold in Florida had 4-of-5 + Megaplier
  • $500 prize: 177 tickets sold in Florida had 4-of-5
  • $600 prize: 79 tickets sold in Florida had 3-of-5 + MB + Megaplier
  • $200 prize: 373 tickets sold in Florida had 3-of-5 + MB
  • $30 prize: 2,580 tickets sold in Florida had 3-of-5 + Megaplier
  • $10 prize: 11,692 tickets sold in Florida had 3-of-5
  • $30 prize: 1,316 tickets sold in Florida had 2-of-5 + MB + Megaplier
  • $10 prize: 6,898 tickets sold in Florida had 2-of-5 + MB
  • $12 prize: 9,058 tickets sold in Florida had 1-of-5 + MB + Megaplier
  • $4 prize: 49,963 tickets sold in Florida had 1-of-5 + MB
  • $6 prize: 21,487 tickets sold in Florida had 0-of-5 + MB + Megaplier
  • $2 prize: 117,973 tickets sold in Florida had 0-of-5 + MB

The jackpot had been rolling over since it was last won in Ohio on May 4, when the ABC XYZ Trust collected $142 million. Two other jackpots have been awarded this year – $451 million on January 5 (in Florida) and $533 million on March 30 (in New Jersey). The latter prize is the fourth largest in the history of Mega Millions.

For the next drawing on Friday, July 27, the jackpot resets to its starting value of $40 million ($23.6 million cash).


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