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Payouts paused after host calls wrong Mega Millions ball number

Mega Millions prize payments are temporarily on pause after a host announced the wrong Mega Ball number during the latest drawing.

ABC 7 in New York reported that New York lottery officials issued an apology statement about the error on Tuesday (May 10th), noting, “The host of the Mega Millions drawing incorrectly called the Mega Ball a 6 instead of a 9.”

Officials say Mega Ball 9 was drawn into the chamber and stands as the official result, joining other winning numbers 15, 19, 20, 61, and 7.

Host John Crow made the error, and players have since been advised to retain their tickets until the issue is resolved.

No one reportedly won the grand prize with a Mega Ball number of either 6 or 9, and the odds of winning the jackpot are one in 302,575,350, according to the Mega Millions website.


Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

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