Mega Millions® Jackpot Won on a Tennessee Ticket!
Mega Millions® jackpots can be won at any time and from any location! The jackpot was hit again just one draw after it was won in Minnesota — this time in Tennessee! In the April 15 drawing, one ticket matched all six numbers – the white balls 4, 17, 20, 46, and 64, as well as the gold Mega Ball 23 – to win a jackpot of $20 million ($11.9 million cash).
It’s the first time jackpots have been won in consecutive lotteries since July 2016. It’s also Tennessee’s second Mega Millions jackpot victory, with the first coming on January 3, 2014.
On Friday night, one ticket sold in Iowa matched all five white balls to win the game’s $1 million second prize. For a third-tier prize, seven tickets matched four white balls plus the Mega Ball. Two of them are worth $40,000 apiece since they featured the optional Megaplier, which was 4X on Friday night (available in most states for an additional $1 purchase). The remaining five are awarded the customary $10,000 reward.
In addition to the jackpot winner, 327,524 additional prizes were distributed across all reward tiers in the April 15 drawing.
This was the year’s fourth Mega Millions jackpot winner! The excitement began on January 28 with a $426 million reward in California, followed by $128 million in New York on March 8 and $110 million in Minnesota on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, April 19, the jackpot will be reset to its current beginning value of $20 million ($11.9 million cash).