An Air Force veteran won $1 million with a $2 Mega Millions ticket

An Air Force veteran won $1 million with a $2 Mega Millions ticket

It’s safe to say that this Oregon winner was ecstatic when he heard the news!

A lucky player from Oregon snatched $1 million with just $2

James Robbins, an Air Force veteran residing in Tualatin, Oregon, did not think he would get his money back, and a lot more, when he purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket for just $2. 

Robbins purchased a ticket for the Mega Millions draw of February 21, 2020, from a local Fred Meyer. When he went back a few days after the draw to check his ticket, he was told that he actually won more than $600 so he would need to visit the Oregon Lottery payment centre. This was already good news, but when he realised that he matched 5 numbers and won $1 million, he was ecstatic! When asked what he would do with the prize, Robbins said that he would help his daughter out or save it.

The Mega Millions draw of February 21, 2020, did not see any jackpot winners, and Robbins was the sole lucky winner of the $1 million prize.

Latest Mega Millions numbers

There were no jackpot winners in last Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw. However, one lucky player matched all 5 numbers and used the Power Play, landing him an astonishing prize of $5 million.

The winning numbers for the March 10, 2020, draw were:
6 - 17 - 48 - 54 - 69 - Mega Ball 12 - Megaplier 5X

Another 11 players won a prize of $10,000 for matching 4 numbers and the Mega Ball. One of these winners had also played the Megaplier, which means that they snatched $50,000. The jackpot for this draw was an estimated $75 million with a cash option of $61.3 million. Given that nobody won this prize, the jackpot has now rolled over to an estimated $80 million with a cash option of $65.4 million.

The next Mega Millions draw will be taking place next Friday, March 13, 2020, at 23:00 EST.

Page Last Updated: 11/03/2020 16:10:13