Mega Millions Winner: Here's Who Won The $96 Million Jackpot

A single Mega Millions ticket sold in New York matched all six numbers to win the $96 million jackpot on Tuesday (February 16.)

The winning ticket was purchased at the Kinney Drugs store on Preston Street in Oneida, which is about 30 miles east of Syracuse in Upstate New York, the New York Lottery website confirmed.

Results from Friday's Mega Millions game will be listed below:

NUMBERS: 1-44-66-54-36



The jackpot winner will have the choice of accepting the $96 million in payments or a one-time, lump-sum payment of $68.5 million.

A ticket purchased in California also matched all five white balls during Tuesday night's drawing, which is equal to $1 million, or $3 million with the 3x Megaplier prize.

The Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded the billion mark twice in its existence, which included a $1 billion jackpot, the second largest jackpot in the game's history, last month.

In October 2018, a ticket was sold in South Carolina winning $1.537 billion ($878 million cash value), which is the world's largest jackpot for a single ticket and the largest cash value for a single ticket.

The Mega Millions and Powerball games offered a combined jackpot of more than $1 billion this week. Powerball's jackpot reached $731.1 million, with a cash option worth $546.8 million on Wednesday (January 20) night, before a player in Maryland matched all six numbers.

The Powerball jackpot has exceeded the half a billion mark nine times during its existence, which included a $731.1 million jackpot, the fifth largest in the game's history, last month.

Three tickets in California, Florida and Tennessee won the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January 2016, which set the record for the world's largest jackpot (cash value and annuity) and was the ninth largest cash value per ticket.

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