Jackpot rolls to $1.1 billion for Tuesday’s drawing
Congratulations to our new Mega Millions millionaire! If you bought a ticket at Marlboro Liquors in Upper Marlboro for the Friday, Jan. 6 drawing, you could be Maryland’s newest millionaire. Five players in Maryland, Florida, New Jersey and New York (two winners) matched five of the winning numbers in the drawing to capture the $1 million second-tier prize.
No one won the Mega Millions jackpot, which rolled to an estimated annuity value of $1.1 billion for the Tuesday Jan. 10 drawing with an estimated cash option of $568.7 million. The jackpot is the third-largest in the game’s history and the fifth-largest in U.S. lottery history.
Maryland’s $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket carries the first five winning numbers: 3, 20, 46, 59 and 63, but missed out on winning the jackpot because it did not match the Mega Ball number of 13. The optional Megaplier number was 3. Lottery officials encourage all winners to sign the backs of their tickets immediately and put them in a safe location until they can claim their prize.
This is Maryland’s second $1 million winning Mega Millions ticket sold in 2023. The state had four $1 million winning tickets in 2022, three in 2021, two in 2020, two in 2019, three in 2018 and one in 2017.
The retailer located at 5725 Crain Highway in Prince George’s County will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the ticket.
Nationally, there were more than 4.4 million winning tickets in the Jan. 6 drawing. Maryland saw more than 102,416 players win prizes ranging from the $1 million second-tier win down to $2. The 12,604 Marylanders who paid the extra $1 to add Megaplier to the $2 ticket for the drawing saw their prizes triple.
The state has now had two $1 million Mega Millions winners and 14 third-tier winners of at least $10,000 during the jackpot run. Since the last jackpot was hit in Florida and California on Oct. 14, there have been 27,117,625 winning tickets across all prize tiers nationally, including 52 worth $1 million or more and 705 third-tier winning tickets of $10,000 or more.
The last Maryland jackpot win came in March 2014, when Maryland and Florida players split a $414 million jackpot. That winning ticket was sold at Lady’s Liquors in La Plata.
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.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 47 states and jurisdictions. Odds of winning a $1 million prize are 1 in 12 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.