The sun is shining today on another Maryland millionaire in the Mega Millions game and a $50,000 top-prize winner in the Bonus Match 5 game.
If you bought a ticket at Giant #2304 on Belair Road in Perry Hall for the Tuesday, April 6 Mega Millions drawing, you may be the newest millionaire. Maryland had the only player in the country to match five of the winning numbers in the drawing to capture a $1 million second-tier prize. It is the second consecutive Mega Millions drawing to produce a $1 million winner in Maryland!
No one won the Mega Millions jackpot, which rolls to $201 million for the Friday, April 9 drawing, with a cash option of $135.9 million. The winning Mega Millions numbers from April 6 were 1, 19, 20, 32 and 42. The gold Mega Ball number was 17 and the optional Megaplier number was 3X. Giant will receive a $2,500 bonus for selling the ticket.
Nationally, 587,744 Mega Millions tickets in the April 6 drawing were winners. Maryland saw 15,770 players win prizes ranging from the $1 million second-tier win and two $10,000 prizes down to $2. The 2,457 Marylanders who paid the extra $1 to add Megaplier to the $2 ticket for the drawing saw their prizes triple.
Our Bonus Match 5 winner is celebrating, too! The player bought the $50,000 top-prize winning ticket at Snowden River Liquors located at 9359 Snowden River Parkway in Columbia. The winning numbers were 23, 24, 28, 29 and 30; the Bonus Ball is 8. This is the 17th top-prize-winning Bonus Match 5 ticket sold in 2021. For its role in the lucky sale, Snowden River Liquors earns a $500 bonus from the Lottery.
Meanwhile, the April 6 Bonus Match 5 drawing also produced two third-tier $10,000 winners on tickets sold at Dash In #12091 at 111001 Livingston Road in Fort Washington (Prince George’s County); and at AC&T #130 at 11564 Hopewell Road in Hagerstown (Washington County).
Lottery officials encourage the big winners to sign the back of the tickets immediately and put them in a safe location. Winners typically get 182 days from the date of the drawing to claim prizes. However, the Lottery has temporarily extended claiming deadlines due to Maryland’s COVID-19 state of emergency.