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Lottery officials said John Crow mistakenly called the gold Mega Ball as 6 when it was actually a 9. The jackpot was an estimated $86 million with a cash option of $49.1 million, according to Mega Millions.
Players are advised to hold on to their tickets until the issue is resolved.
“The 9 ball was drawn into the chamber and is the official result. The results of the drawing were audited by Preston CPA. The official results for the May 10, 2022, drawing … are the white balls 15, 19, 20, 61, and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 9. We apologize for the confusion,” officials said in a statement.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350, according to the game’s website.
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