Mega Millions $3M prize won in CT, jackpot rises to $1.35 billion

During the Jan. 10 drawing for the Mega Millions, which had a jackpot of $1.1 million, one Connecticut resident won a prize of $3 million. 

The ticket, which was purchased at Cumberland Farms on Hartford Street in Granby, had correctly guessed the five winning numbers and also opted in for the "Megaplier" option. If the Megaball was also correctly guessed, the Connecticut ticket would have claimed the jackpot. The ticket is currently listed as "unclaimed" by the Connecticut Lottery. Another Connecticut resident, who also correctly guessed the five numbers but did not have a "Megaplier," won a $1 million prize in the drawing. In total, 72,809 winning tickets were sold in Connecticut for the Jan. 10 drawing, with prizes ranging from $2 to $3 million, according to the Connecticut Lottery.

The winning numbers were 7-13-14-15-18-9 and the "Megaplier" was 3x. 

Additionally, a New York and a Florida ticket were also awarded a $3 million prize for correctly guessing the five winning numbers. 

Since no ticket correctly guessed the complete set of numbers, the jackpot of the next Mega Millions drawing will balloon to $1.35 billion, the second largest prize in Mega Millions history. The largest Mega Millions jackpot was a $1.537 billion ticket sold in October 2018. 

The next drawing takes places on Friday, Jan. 13 at 11 p.m. EST. Wagering closes at 10:45 p.m. for that drawing and reopens at 11:15 p.m. for the next drawing. 

In separate gaming news, a Trumbull resident recently claimed a $2 million Powerball prize