Jackpot rolls to $940 million for Friday’s drawing
A lucky Maryland Mega Millions player has a million reasons to smile today! If you bought a ticket at High’s #130 in White Hall for the Tuesday, Jan. 3 drawing, you may be Maryland’s newest millionaire.
Players in Maryland, Texas and Virginia matched five of the winning numbers in the drawing to capture $1 million second-tier prizes. No one won the Mega Millions jackpot, which rolled to an estimated annuity value of $940 million for the Friday, Jan. 6 drawing with an estimated cash option of $483.5 million. The jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game’s history and the sixth-largest in U.S. lottery history.
Maryland’s $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket carries the numbers 25, 29, 33, 41 and 44. The Mega Ball number was 18 and the optional Megaplier was 4. Lottery officials encourage winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and keep them in a safe location until they claim their prizes.
This is Maryland’s first $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket sold in 2023. The state had four $1 million Mega Millions winners in 2022, three in 2021, two in 2020, two in 2019, three in 2018 and one in 2017.
The Harford County retailer, which is located at 4101 Norrisville Road in White Hall, will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the ticket.
Nationally, 2,904,737 tickets were winners in the Jan. 3 drawing, with 64,809 of those tickets sold in Maryland. The 7,928 Marylanders who paid the extra $1 to add Megaplier to the $2 ticket for the drawing saw their prizes quadruple.
Winners get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. Instructions on claiming prizes in person or by mail are available HERE. Players must redeem prizes larger than $25,000 by mail or at Lottery headquarters in the Montgomery Park Business Center, 1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 330 in Baltimore. The Lottery’s Claims Center in Baltimore is open by appointment only (no walk-ins). Click HERE to schedule an appointment. Winners can also drop off a winning ticket along with a completed claim form and copies of their photo ID and proof of Social Security/Tax ID number in the Lottery drop box in the Montgomery Park Business Center lobby.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 47 states and jurisdictions. Odds of winning a $1 million prize are 1 in 12.6 million with overall odds of winning 1 in 24. Winning numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your mobile phone by downloading the free MD Lottery app.