JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - While no one took home the big prize of $548 million, one Arkansas woman came pretty close in last week’s Mega Millions drawing.
The Arkansas Scholarship Lottery announced Monday that a Sheridan woman matched all five white ball numbers (4, 24, 46, 61, and 70) to win $3 million. She was the only person in the United States. Had she picked the Megaball number of 7, she would have won the whole jackpot.
Christina Vandiver along with her boyfriend Timothy Burdess claimed the Mega Millions prize Monday afternoon. Ms. Vandriver bought her winning ticket at The Corner Store, 307 N. Rock St. in Sheridan. The store will receive a $30,000 commission for selling the ticket once the woman claims her prize.
“The player did have the foresight to purchase the Megaplier, which turned a $1 million win into $3 million,” said Bishop Woosley, ASL director.
The Mega Millions jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is now $654 million, the second-highest ever and just $2 million shy of the all-time record set in 2012.