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First Mega Millions winning ticket of 2017 sold at Primm Valley Lotto

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-30 18:32:56-05

The first Mega Millions jackpot of 2017 was won Friday night after a single ticket matched all six numbers drawn.

The ticket had the white balls of 17, 37, 53, 54 and 61, plus the Mega Ball 8.

The lucky winning ticket is worth an estimated $191 million ($114.1 million cash). It was purchased at Primm Valley Lotto in Nipton, Calif., on the Nevada state line.

The ticket was originally valued at $188 million ($112 million cash) but was revised due to an increased number of ticket sales.

The jackpot had been rolling since it was last won in Georgia on Nov. 18 and is the largest since last summer’s $536 million. That jackpot, won in Indiana, was the third largest Mega Millions prize in history.

In this jackpot run, since Nov. 18 there have been more than 23.7 million winning tickets sold at all prize levels, including 18 worth $1 million or more.

The jackpot resets to $15 million ($8 million cash) for the next drawing on Jan. 31.