Tuesday December 3 2013 – Eighteen distribution workers were on the receiving end of a surprise delivery after realising they had scooped the $1 million Match 5 Mega Millions prize last Friday. The workers, who were based at one of the Louisville branches of shipping company UPS, claimed their prize from Kentucky Lottery headquarters on Monday afternoon.
This was the highest prize winning ticket from last Fridayâ€™s draw as no player was able to scoop the jackpot or correctly match all five main numbers plus the Megaplier. The winning ticket was purchased at the Kroger Store located on 3039 Breckenridge Lane, Louisville, Kentucky. Last Fridayâ€™s winning numbers can be found here.
The syndicate members have asked to remain anonymous, so no further details regarding their identity, or which UPS depot they work at, will be released.
In Other Mega Millions News
Tonightâ€™s jackpot is an estimated $257 million after rolling over for the seventeenth time on Friday. This is the largest jackpot seen on Mega Millions since March 2012, when the jackpot broke the world record to reach a monumental $656 million before being shared between three tickets purchased in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland.
As the jackpot has climbed over the last few weeks, so have ticket sales. Overall sales for last Fridayâ€™s draw were more than double the average, so it is likely that tickets for tonight will be in very high demand. Players are therefore advised to check the ticket sales deadline in their state and visit their local store in plenty of time to avoid last minute queues.
Players from Illinois and Georgia can choose to avoid the queues completely by purchasing their tickets online from the stateâ€™s official lottery website. However, players from other states also have the option to buy tickets online by using a lottery ticket concierge service which purchases tickets on the playerâ€™s behalf. You can read more about lottery ticket concierge services by visiting Lotto.net.by
Updated March 30th, 2016