COHASSET, MASS. (WHDH) - Someone on the South Shore is one million dollars richer after Tuesday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing.
Tuesday numbers were 8, 24, 30, 45 ,61. The Mega Ball was 12. No one won the jackpot. But a ticket bought at the Fiori’s Gulf station on Chief Justice Cushing Highway in Cohasset matched five numbers, only missing the Mega Ball number.
The Fiori’s Gulf owner later spoke to 7NEWS, saying he got a surprise phone call at 5 a.m. Wednesday morning with the big news.
“I got a phone call which is unusual at that hour and it was the lottery telling me that we had a million-dollar winner in last night’s Mega Millions drawing which was exciting news to hear,” said Robert Fiori.
The Cohasset ticket was one of six $1 million tickets around the country sold for Tuesday’s drawing, with other $1 million tickets sold in California, North Carolina, New York and Wisconsin.
A Texas lottery player matched all four numbers and won a $4 million prize thanks to Tuesday’s megaplier.
Locally, Fiori said he will receive $10,000 for selling the winning ticket. Lottery records also show two $40,000 winning Mega Millions tickets were sold in Massachusetts for the Tuesday drawing, with one sold in Easthampton and one in Clinton.
Still, with no one winning the jackpot, the potential prize has grown again. Now up to $1.25 billion, Friday’s jackpot prize is the fourth largest potential prize in Mega Millions history.
The Associated Press reports the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.
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