Iowa woman forgot she had bought a Powerball ticket, later found out she won $343.9 million
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Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is estimated to be $425 million, which is the eighth highest jackpot in the history of the game, according to CNN.
A winning ticket was purchased in Long Island, New York. It matched all the numbers to win the $425 million Mega Millions jackpot —57, 70, 34, 62, 44, and a gold Mega Ball of 14.
The jackpot grew after nobody won Friday’ drawing. Six tickets in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing matched the five numbers, but not the Mega Ball, according to reports. Those six tickets are worth $1 million each.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, including Illinois, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The cost of a ticket is $2.
The odds of winning are 1 in 302 million.