canada africa partner reservation Mega Millions player just misses $284 million jackpot. Where was the winning ticket sold?

Mega Millions player just misses $284 million jackpot. Where was the winning ticket sold?


A Mega Millions ticket sold in South Dakota won $1 million, narrowly missing the $284 million jackpot, lottery officials say.

The ticket matched five winning numbers in the Friday, May 3 drawing, but not the Mega Ball, according to the national Mega Millions site.

No one won the top prize, which amounts to an estimated $306 million, with a cash option of about $140 million, for the next drawing on Tuesday, May 7, the site said.

The winning numbers were 6, 13, 15, 53 and 56, with a Mega Ball of 11.

More than 908,000 other tickets sold in the United States also won prizes ranging from $2 to $20,000, the lottery said.

What you need to know about Mega Millions

To score a jackpot in the Mega Millions, a player must match all five white balls and the gold Mega Ball.

The odds of scoring a jackpot prize are 1 in 302,575,350.

Tickets cost $2 and can be purchased on the day of the drawing, but sales times vary by state.

The drawings will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11pm ET and can be streamed online.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands.

Many people can gamble or play games of chance without harm. For some, however, gambling is an addiction that can ruin lives and families.

If you or a loved one is showing signs of gambling addiction, you can seek help by calling the National Gambling Hotline at 1-800-522-4700 or visit the National Council on Problem Gambling website.

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