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$1 million Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in North Tonawanda

$1 million Mega Millions lottery ticket sold in North Tonawanda

Someone who bought a lottery ticket in North Tonawanda Tuesday is a millionaire. 

A Mega Millions second-prize lottery ticket worth $1,000,002 was sold at Fast Stop Food Mart, 221 Oliver St., according to the New York Lottery. 

Tuesday's winning numbers were 6, 26, 55, 56 and 64; the mega ball was 22 and the megaplier was x4.

The winning ticket purchased in North Tonawanda matched the first five winning numbers.

It did not match the mega ball number; if it did, the ticket would have won the first-place jackpot of $91 million.

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions game are drawn from a field of one to 70. The "mega ball" is drawn from a separate field of one to of 25. Tickets cost $2; for an additional $1, players can play the "megaplier," which multiplies the prize by two, three, four or five. 

There was one other winning second-prize ticket that matched Tuesday's five numbers, which was sold in Idaho; that ticket also played the "megaplier," which made it worth $4 million. 

The odds of matching the five numbers, like the North Tonawanda ticket did, are 1 in 12,607,306, according to Mega Millions. The odds of matching the "mega ball" as well to win the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350. 

The Mega Millions drawing is televised every Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m.

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News Staff Reporter

Long Island native, University at Buffalo graduate, part of the breaking news and criminal justice team for two years. Hired by The News in 1999, I covered high school sports for 15 years before being named deputy sports editor.

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