We’ve got early drawing results tonight! And while there wasn’t a Mega Millions® jackpot winner in Iowa, two plays purchased in our state came ever so close to having a share of the big prize.
The two lucky Iowa plays were just one number away from having a share of the jackpot. They each matched four of the first five numbers and the Mega Ball to win a $5,000 prize. And a total of 174,234 plays purchased in Iowa won prizes tonight ranging from $1 up to $5,000!
The winning numbers in tonight’s $636 million Mega Millions drawing were 8-14-17-20-39 and Mega Ball 7. The Megaplier was 4.
Strong sales in Iowa and across the country had pushed tonight’s jackpot higher and higher as the drawing approached. The estimated jackpot amount was $636 million annuity ($341.2 million cash option). It’s the second-largest jackpot on the world-record list and the second-largest jackpot ever offered in Mega Millions.
Complete results for tonight’s big drawing aren’t available yet. With 45 lotteries in the Mega Millions game, a lot of them are still processing their records to determine their in-state results. We’ll have full details tomorrow morning, including the locations where the big-winning tickets were sold here in Iowa.
If you’re one of our lucky $5,000 winners, you can claim your prize at any of our offices.