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$1 Million Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Wilmington

October 24, 2018 GMT

WILMINGTON -- The big winner of Tuesday’s record $1.6 billion Mega Millions jackpot may have come from South Carolina, but someone who purchased a ticket in Wilmington is $1 million richer.

According to the Massachusetts State Lottery, a ticket bought at Wilmington Nouria, at 586 Main St., was one of two $1 million tickets sold by state lottery retailers. The location is better known as the Shell gas station at the intersection of Route 38 and Route 129.

The other was Cumberland Farms at 33 Main St., Bridgewater.

Each location will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the $1 million winning tickets.

To win a $1 million prize in Mega Millions, the first five numbers on the ticket must match the first five numbers in the drawing. The jackpot goes to the ticket that has all five winning numbers plus the Mega Ball number.

With the biggest-ever Mega Millions jackpot decided, many will now turn their attention to Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing. The Powerball jackpot is currently $620 million -- the third largest jackpot in the game’s history and the sixth largest in U.S. lottery history.

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