Someone in Ohio is going to have a wonderful life!
The search is on for the jackpot winner after a Mega Millions ticket worth $372 million was sold at a Giant Eagle supermarket in Mentor, a suburb of Cleveland.
The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday, just eight days before Christmas, were: 22-30-53-55-56 +16.
It’s the 20th Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Ohio since the Ohio Lottery began selling Mega Millions in 2002.
A winning Mega Millions ticket worth $372 million was sold at this Giant Eagle supermarket in Mentor, a suburb of Cleveland
Tuesday’s jackpot winner used the auto lotto feature to purchase the winning ticket.
For the jackpot win, Giant Eagle will receive a $100,000 selling bonus.
The Ohio Lottery last hit the Mega Millions jackpot May 4, 2018.
That ticket, worth $142 million, was sold in Moraine.
The ticket holder chose the cash option prize equivalent and claimed the prize in trust.
Ohio Lottery players have 180 days from the draw date to make their claim.
A Mega Millions lottery ticket prints out in a file photo. Tuesday’s jackpot winner used the auto lotto feature to purchase the winning ticket.
Ohio is among the eight states that allow lottery winners to claim their prizes anonymously, meaning the identity of the winner in Tuesday’s drawing may never be publicly disclosed.
The largest Mega Millions jackpot, $1.537 billion, was won on October 23, 2018 by one ticket, sold in South Carolina.
That winner chose to remain anonymous.
The odds of hitting the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
Statistically, you are more likely to be elected U.S. president or be killed by a vending machine than hit the Mega Millions jackpot.