You Might Have a Winning Mega Millions Ticket After All
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Just because you didn't match all six numbers in Tuesday's $636 million Mega Millions drawing doesn't mean your tickets are losers. In New York alone, 86 tickets are worth $5,000-$20,000.
New York Lottery Director Gardner Gurney says two in New York City are worth $1 million each, for matching five numbers but not the mega ball. 86 tickets matched four numbers and the mega ball are worth $5,000. But with the Megaplier of four, that becomes $20,000.
Gurney says he's concerned some may throw potential winners of smaller prizes away. "There are so many people who don't play a lot and don't realize there are other prizes," says Gurney. "That's scary, as someone could be leaving in their glove compartment or even their trash a million dollar prize."
New Yorkers spent a lot on the game. "$38 million, second only to California, mainly because of population," says Gurney.