Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Balch Springs
RELEASE DATE: 10/12/2016
A $49 million jackpot winning ticket for the Mega Millions drawing held on Oct.11 was sold in Balch Springs, Texas. The ticket matched all six of the numbers drawn (36-39-42-45-48, Mega Ball 3). The cash value option, $32.3 million, was selected at the time of purchase.
For selling the winning ticket, Quicktrip #982, located at 12631 Lake June Rd. in Balch Springs, is eligible for a $490,000 retailer bonus.
“We look forward to meeting Texas’ newest millionaire and we are excited to have another Mega Millions jackpot winner here in Texas,” said Gary Grief, executive director of the Texas Lottery.
Mega Millions is played by picking five different numbers from one to 75 and one number from one to 15. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, players must match all six numbers drawn including the Mega Ball. Players matching fewer numbers may not win the jackpot, but still walk away big winners. By choosing the Megaplier for $1 more per play, players can multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or five times, winning as much as $5 million.
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