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$1 Million Mega Millions winner claims her prize

Lucky ticket purchased in Saucier, Mississippi

A lucky Mississippi Lottery player from Harrison County claimed her $1 million winnings early Monday morning from the Friday, Jan. 28, Mega Millions® drawing.

She didn’t realize she’d won until she scanned her ticket Sunday.

The player, who chose to remain anonymous, purchased her winning ticket from Robinwood One Stop at 18447 Highway 49 in Saucier. When the lottery first started selling Mega Millions tickets in January of 2020, she used Quick Pick to choose her numbers. Since that first purchase, she has played the same numbers for Mega Millions each week.

The lucky player matched all five white ball winning numbers worth $1 million. The winning Mega Millions numbers from Friday night’s drawing were: 3, 16, 25, 44, 55 with a Mega Ball of 13 and a Megaplier of 3. The player did not purchase the Megaplier. For an additional dollar, she could have tripled her $1 million prize for a total of $3 million.

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Bob Bakken

Bob Bakken is the most recognized and most trusted name in DeSoto County news and sports reporting, as readers continue to express their appreciation for his accuracy and fairness in the stories he writes. Bob is also heard on 95.3 The Rebel twice a week with sports updates and high school football play-by-play broadcasts in the fall. A former newspaper editor and writer, his award-winning background also includes television news producing, sports media relations, and radio broadcasting.

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