Lottery Winner

Tuesdays Mega Millions® jackpot was won in Illinois, but two Iowa tickets were just one number away from a share of the big prize. One of those tickets won a $1 million prize while the other won a $30,000 prize. The $1 million-winning ticket was purchased at a convenience store in far northeast Iowa: Barry’s Mini Mart, 403 W. Chestnut St. in Harpers Ferry. The ticket came within one number of having a share of last night’s $56 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Mega Ball. The Harpers Ferry ticket was one of only two in the country that won a $1 million prize in last night’s drawing, with the other in West Virginia. The $30,000-winning ticket also was just one number away from a piece of the jackpot. It was purchased at Wayland BP, 213 W. Iowa Highway 78 in Wayland. That ticket initially won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the white balls and the Mega Ball, but the lucky someone who made the purchase also added the Megaplier® option, which multiplied the prize to $30,000. Last night’s winning numbers were: 9-22-39-41-54 and Mega Ball 19. The Megaplier was 3. With last night’s jackpot being won in Illinois, the big prize returns to an estimated $20 million annuity, $13.8 million lump-sum option, for the game’s next drawing on Friday. The Harpers Ferry prize is the third lottery win of at least $500,000 so far this year in Iowa. Barry’s Mini Mart will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $1 million-winning ticket. The $1 million prize must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive, while the $30,000 prize can be claimed at any of the lottery’s offices. Lottery offices are open Monday through Friday, and prize claims are currently available by appointment. The winners can call the lottery at 515-725-7900 to make a prize-claim appointment.