One player from California matched the numbers 17, 37, 53, 54 and 61, plus the Mega Ball 8, having bought their ticket at Primm Valley Lotto in Nipton, San Bernardino. They can now decide whether to take the full jackpot amount, spread over 30 annual instalments, or a one-off cash sum of $114.1 million.
Primm Valley Lotto will also benefit from the jackpot by receiving a $955,000 retailer bonus just for selling the winning ticket. It is already the store which sells the largest number of California Lottery tickets, and news of the big winner could lead to even more customers playing the game this week.
There was no winner of the Mega Millions jackpot last night, pushing the top prize up to $20 million for the next draw on Friday. The game can be played online or via authorised retailers in any of the participating jurisdictions.