Jackpot rolls to $20 million for Friday’s drawing
Attention, Mega Millions players! If you bought a ticket at the High’s in West Friendship for the Tuesday, Aug. 4 drawing, you may be Maryland’s first Mega Millions millionaire of 2015. Three players in Maryland, Florida and Wisconsin 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 rolls to $20 million for the Friday, Aug. 7 drawing with a cash option of $12.4 million.
Maryland’s $1 million winning ticket sold at a Howard County High’s located at 12780 Frederick Road carries the numbers 2, 19, 44, 51 and 57. The Mega Ball number was 14 and the optional Megaplier number was 2. Lottery officials encourage the winner to sign the back of the ticket immediately and put it in a safe location.
The retailer will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the ticket. Our lucky winner has 182 days to claim the prize at Maryland Lottery headquarters at 1800 Washington Blvd. in Baltimore.
Nationally, 901,325 tickets were winners. Maryland saw 30,145 players win prizes ranging from the $1 million second-tier win down to $1. There were 2,789 Marylanders who paid the extra $1 to add Megaplier to the $1 ticket.
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 LaPlata. In 2014, the state celebrated six $1 million second-tier wins.
Mega Millions tickets are sold in 46 states and jurisdictions. Odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 259 million with overall odds of winning 1 in 15. Watch Mega Millions drawings at 11:22 p.m. Tuesdays and Fridays on WBAL TV. Winning numbers are available at mdlottery.com and on your smartphone by downloading the free MD Lottery app.