Okay, I'll admit it, I'm jealous but very happy that a Texarkana resident has claimed a second-tier Mega Millions prize worth $1 million for the drawing on March 24. The ticket was purchased at Wendy's/Exxon located at 3737 New Boston Road.

According to a press release, the individual claiming the money has elected to remain anonymous and I can't say I don't blame them for doing so. The winning ticket matched all five of the white ball numbers drawn (2-8-16-18-31), but not the Mega Ball number (14). The information is just now being made public for the first time.

Mega Millions is played by choosing five numbers from a field of 70 and one Mega Ball number from the second field of 25 numbers. To win the Mega Millions jackpot, players must match all six numbers drawn including the Mega Ball. Players matching fewer numbers may not win the jackpot but still walk away winners. Mega Millions offers a $20 million starting jackpot and a second-tier (Match 5+0) prize of $1 million. By choosing the Megaplier for $1 more per play, players can multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four, or five times, winning as much as $5 million. Drawings are broadcast each Tuesday and Friday at 10:12 p.m. CT.

About the Texas Lottery Beginning with the first ticket sold in 1992, the Texas Lottery has generated more than $31 billion in revenue for the state and distributed $64 billion in prizes to lottery players.

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