Ticket Purchased In NE Iowa Wins $1 Million Mega Millions Prize

CLIVE, Iowa — Someone who bought a Mega Millions® ticket in northeast Iowa won a $1 million prize in Friday’s drawing.

The $1 million-winning ticket was purchased at Casey’s 200 W. Main St. in Ossian, a community of about 800 in Winneshiek County. The ticket came within one number of having at least a share of Friday’s $99 million jackpot.

It was the only $1 million-winning ticket nationwide in Friday’s drawing.

The ticket matched the first five numbers but missed the Mega Ball to win a $1 million prize. Friday’s winning numbers were: 12-18-24-46-65 and Mega Ball 3. The Megaplier number was 4. No one matched all six numbers to win the jackpot, so the big prize climbs to an estimated $116 million annuity, $65.6 million lump-sum option for Tuesday’s drawing.

Casey’s will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $1 million-winning ticket at one of its stores.

This is the fourth Iowa ticket to win a prize of at least $1 million in 2022.

Prizes of $2 million must be claimed at Iowa Lottery headquarters in Clive. The lottery’s offices are open Monday through Friday, and prize claims are currently available by appointment. The winner or winners of the Ossian prize can call the lottery at 515-725-7900 to make an appointment to claim it.

Mega Millions prizes won in Iowa must be claimed within 365 days of the drawing in which they were won.

Players in $2 Mega Millions choose their first five numbers from a pool of 70, and another number – called the Mega Ball – from a separate pool of 25. The Megaplier option is available for an extra $1 per play.

Powerball® and Mega Millions are both lotto games with jackpot prizes that have climbed into the hundreds of millions of dollars. But while Powerball’s drawings are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, the Mega Millions drawings are on Tuesdays and Fridays.

About the Iowa Lottery: Since the lottery’s start in 1985, its players have won more than $5.2 billion in prizes while the lottery has raised more than $2.2 billion for state programs. Today, lottery proceeds help our state in multiple ways. They support Iowa veterans and their families through the Iowa Veterans Trust Fund. They help with insurance costs for the families of Iowa peace officers, firefighters and corrections employees who die in the line of duty. And they provide help for a variety of significant projects through the state General Fund.