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1 ticket hits $522M jackpot; no big winners in CT

July 25, 2018 GMT

One ticket - sold in California - matched all six numbers Tuesday to win the $522 Mega Millions jackpot.

The person who has the winning ticket bought it at Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose.

The winning numbers were 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29, plus the gold Mega Ball 20. The Megaplier was 3.

The jackpot has a lump sum cash payment of $308.1 million.

The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won in Ohio on May 4, when the ABC XYZ Trust collected $142 million. Two other jackpots have been awarded this year - $451 million on Jan. 5 (in Florida) and $533 million on March 30 (in New Jersey). The latter prize is the fourth largest in the history of Mega Millions.

No tickets sold in Connecticut won a million dollars, according to Mega Millions.

One ticket, sold in Massachusetts, is worth $3 million, because the person who bought paid an extra buck for a Megaplier that tripled the prize.

Eight tickets matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize. Six are worth $1 million each, sold in Massachusetts, Arizona, Michigan, Minnesota and New Jersey (two).

Connecticut’s biggest winner in the Mega Millions game is Robert Nickle. He won $5 million in the March 13 drawing when his ticket matched five numbers. But because Nickle paid an extra dollar for the Megaplier, his prize as $5 million.

Nickle was coming back from work when he decided to purchase the Quick Pick ticket from his favorite deli - Dolly’s Deli on Boston Avenue in Stratford.

The next Mega Millions drawing is Saturday with the jackpot at a measly $40 million.