$1 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold In CT: 5-21-19
The Mega Millions jackpot for May 21, 2019 was $367 million. Nearly 11,000 “winning” tickets were sold at Connecticut stores.
Brian McCready , Patch Staff
Posted Wed, May 22, 2019 at 8:27 a m ET | Updated Wed, May 22, 2019 at 8:32 a m ET
CONNECTICUT — A Connecticut resident is waking up as a new millionaire this morning after nabbing a $1 million consolation prize in last night’s Mega Millions drawing. The jackpot for the May 21, 2019 drawing was $367 million. The jackpot is now at $393 million for the May 24, 2019 drawing.
A Connecticut resident correctly got five numbers in last night’s drawing which is good for the $1 million prize. Two more Connecticut residents won $2,500 and five people won $1,000. All told there were nearly 11,000 “winning tickets” sold in Connecticut for the May 21, 2019 Mega Millions drawing, which means folks won between $2 and $1 million.
The winning numbers for the Mega Millions drawing for May 21, 2019 were: 10-50-55-56-58 MB-15 MP-5
The odds of picking the correct numbers on five white balls and one yellow ball (the Mega Ball) are one in 302.6 million. No matter how many people play Mega Millions, the chances of winning never change. The chances of winning are based on the number combinations not the number of players buying tickets.
The Megaplier add-on, which costs an extra dollar, increases non-jackpot prizes by two to five times.
Players pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers – five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25 (the Mega Ball number.) Players can also use an easy pick feature, where a computer selects random numbers for them. To win the jackpot, a player much match all six numbers.
Players who match some of the numbers could still win some money. Here is the payout schedule for lesser prizes, not including the Megaplier, which is different for each game:
- 5 + 0 = $1 million (five numbers by not the Mega Ball)
- 4 + 1 = $10,000 (four numbers and the Mega Ball)
- 4+ 0 = $500 (four numbers without the Mega Ball)
- 3 + 1 = $200 (three numbers and the Mega Ball)
- 3 + 0 = $10 (three numbers but not the Mega Ball)
- 2 + 1 = $10 (two numbers and the Mega Ball)
- 1 + 1 = $4 (one number and the Mega Ball)
- 0 + 1 = $2 (just the Mega Ball)
Mega Millions tickets are $2 each and can be played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Lottery hopefuls had until 10:45 p.m. EST to buy tickets. The drawing is held at 11 p.m. EST in Atlanta.
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$1 Million Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold In CT: 5-21-19 – Milford, CT – The Mega Millions jackpot for May 21, 2019 was $367 million. Nearly 11,000 "winning" tickets were sold at Connecticut stores.