RELEASE DATE: 1/4/2014
The first Mega Millions drawing of the new year produced a jackpot winner in Tennessee, with one lucky ticket taking the $61 million prize on January 3. The winning numbers were 22, 24, 25, 40 and 70, with a Megaball of 5 completing the mix. It is the first Mega Millions jackpot winner for Tennessee.
There was also one Match 5 winner in Friday’s draw, and because that ticket included the optional Megaplier purchase for an additional $1, it is worth a whopping $5 million instead of the standard $1 million. It was sold in Pennsylvania. This is the second time Mega Millions has had a $5 million second prize winner since the game was relaunched in October; the first was in Texas.