$2 Million Lottery Winning Ticket Sold in Hudson Valley
Someone in the Hudson Valley just won $2 million from the New York State Lottery.
The Mega Millions jackpot is now nearing half a billion dollars after no one won the jackpot during Tuesday's drawing. The prize for Friday's Mega Millions drawing is $490 million, the eighth largest prize in Mega Millions history. The cash option for Friday's drawing is expected to be $372 million.
While no one won the Mega Millions jackpot, someone in the Hudson Valley is now a millionaire. A $2 million lotto ticket for a "second prize" was sold in Orange County, according to the New York lottery.
The winning numbers for Tuesday's Mega Millions drawing were 20-43-51-55-57, with Mega Ball 4, according to the New York State Lottery website.
The $2 million lotto ticket was sold at the Citgo Mart located at 28 Carpenter Avenue in Middletown, according to the state's lottery website. The winning ticket was a Quick Pick, officials say.
The ticket hit on all five of the lotto numbers, 20-43-51-55-57, but did not hit the Mega Ball. Had the ticket also had the Mega Ball number of 4, the ticket sold in Middletown would have been worth $447,000 million.
It's unclear who has the winning ticket. If you have the winning ticket the New York State Lottery offers the following advice:
To claim your prize, you will need the original ticket. For your protection, sign the back of your winning ticket and keep it safe because it is a bearer instrument.
- Schedule an appointment and claim your prize at one of the Lottery’s Customer Service Centers
- Redeem directly at a local Prize Center
- Mail it to the Lottery
What you need
To redeem your prize, you will need to provide
Your winning ticket
A filled-out Claim Form
A valid government-issued ID