Someone Holds Winning Ticket For New Year's Day Mega Millions Draw

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Somebody lucky is starting 2019 with a winning Mega Millions ticket.

The numbers in this New Year's Day draw of the multi-state Mega Millions lottery were 34, 44, 57, 62, 70 and the Mega number was 14. The estimated jackpot was $415 million, representing the eighth largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions.

One ticket with five numbers, plus the Mega number, was sold out-of- state in the multi-state Mega Millions lottery; in California, however, the biggest wins came from four tickets sold that each had four numbers, plus the Mega number -- making each of those tickets worth $17,403, the California Lottery announced.

The estimated jackpot for the next drawing will be an estimated $40 million.

The New Year's Day drawing was the 20th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number are 1 in 302,575,350, according to the California Lottery. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.

The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

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