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Miranda and Jeff Miranda and Jeff
Miranda and Jeff Miranda and Jeff

(KATV, Source: ASL) Mega Millions® third highest Jackpot, to be announced on KATV. 

Friday, Miranda C. Huffman won 3-million dollars. She is Mega Millions® second highest prize winner in Arkansas lottery history. Miranda and her husband, Jeff live in Lepanto, where she purchased the ticket at Jordan's Kwik Stop on 130 Hwy 135. The first person Miranda told about the winning ticket was her dad. She told him she plans to build a house.

The jackpot Tuesday is estimated to be $400 Million ($244.8 Million cash value). This is the third highest Mega Millions® Jackpot ever. Watch Channel Seven at 10 pm, to see the live drawing.

According to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery, in Friday's Mega Millions® drawing there were two players who correctly matched the five white ball numbers and walked away with a $1 Million each and three player who correctly matched the five white ball numbers who purchased the $1 Megaplier® option and won $3 Million each.  One of the Match 5 winners purchased their ticket with the $1 Megaplier® option at Jordan's Kwik Stop in Lepanto, Arkansas and won a $3,000,000 prize.

Arkansas had a total of 16,343 players who won prizes for correctly matching the Mega Ball® ($1) to matching four of the white ball numbers drawn correctly ($500) in Friday night's drawing.  

 

The following is a list of the top ten Mega Millions® jackpots:

  • $656 Million – largest jackpot on record - March 30, 2012, winning tickets in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.
  • $648 Million - 2nd largest jackpot on record – December 17, 2013, winning tickets in California and Georgia.
  • $400 Million, March 18, 2014
  • $390 Million, March 6, 2007, winning tickets sold in Georgia and New Jersey.
  • $380 Million, January 4, 2011, winning tickets in Idaho and Washington.
  • $336 Million, August 28, 2009, winning tickets in California and New York.
  • $330 Million, August 31, 2007, winning tickets sold in Maryland, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia.
  • $319 Million, March 25, 2011, one winning ticket in New York.
  • $315 Million, November 15, 2005, one winning ticket in California.
  • $294 Million, July 2, 2004, one winning ticket in Massachusetts.
  • $275 Million, February 22, 2008, one winning ticket in Georgia.

The jackpots start at $15 Million and grow by a minimum of $5 Million per draw each time the jackpot rolls. 

  • The Odds:  The odds of winning a jackpot prize remain the same whether the jackpot is $15 Million or $600 Million (1 in 258.9 million), but the odds of winning a prize in the game are just 1 in 14.7 (overall).
  • Prize Levels:  From matching just the Mega Ball® ($1) all the way to a Match 5 prize of $1 Million, thousands of Arkansas players enjoy the winning experience twice a week.  On October 19, 2013, Mega Millions® introduced a matrix change which was designed to create bigger jackpots, second-tier prizes of up the $5 Million with the Megaplier® feature, and better overall odds. 

Mega Millions® is a multi-state jackpot game.  Drawings are held at 10:00 p.m. Central Time every Tuesday and Friday.  Five numbered balls are drawn from 1 to 75 and one numbered ball is drawn from 1 to 15.  If all numbers match those that are chosen, you win the jackpot, which starts at $15 Million and grows until someone wins.  If other players match all six numbers, the prize will be shared in equal amounts.  Each Mega Millions® play is $1.  For an additional dollar you can add the Megaplier ® option to multiply non-jackpot winnings by 2, 3, 4 or 5 times.  This game is eligible for Points for Prizes.

The highest prize ever won in a game offered by the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery was $25 Million on January 2, 2010.  That $25 Million Powerball® winner from Conway took the cash option of $12,153,621.78.

Watch Channel Seven at 10 pm, to see the live drawing.

 

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