CLIVE, Iowa — Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket at a Sioux City convenience store won a $1 million prize in Friday night’s drawing.
The $1 million-winning ticket was purchased at the Fleet Farm Fuel, 5860 Sunnybrook Drive in Sioux City. The lucky ticket came within one number of having at least a share of Friday’s $175 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Mega Ball. No one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, so the big prize climbs to an estimated $192 million annuity, $116.7 million lump-sum option, for Tuesday.
Friday’s winning numbers were: 18-25-43-44-57 and Mega Ball 25. The Megaplier number was 4. The Sioux City ticket was the only one in the country to win a $1 million prize in Friday’s drawing. It is the third prize of at least $1 million won in Iowa so far this year.
Fleet Farm will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $1 million-winning ticket at one of its stores.
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Prizes of $1 million must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. If the winner or winners have questions, they are welcome to call the lottery at 515-725-7900.
Players in $2 Mega Millions choose their first five numbers from a pool of 70, and another number - called the Mega Ball - from a separate pool of 25. The Megaplier option is available for an extra $1 per play. The game’s jackpot starts at $40 million and grows by at least $5 million with each drawing until it is won.
Powerball and Mega Millions are both lotto games with jackpot prizes that have climbed into the hundreds of millions of dollars. But while Powerball's drawings are on Wednesdays and Saturdays, the Mega Millions drawings are on Tuesdays and Fridays.