A Mega Millions ticket purchased in Fargo is worth $3 million in Tuesday's drawing, tying the record for the largest prize in North Dakota lottery history.
The ticket matched all five white balls, making it worth $1 million, and the ticket buyer had purchased a multiplier for a dollar, tripling the amount, according to the North Dakota Lottery office. The winning numbers were 11, 37, 47, 53 and 56, and the Mega Ball was 15.
The ticket was sold at Casey’s General Store, 3545 25th St. S. in Fargo. The store will receive a $10,000 bonus.
Previously, a $3 million Mega Millions winner purchased in Williston for the May 17, 2016, draw.
Lottery Director Randy Miller has some advice for the latest winner.
"If you have the winning ticket, the first thing you should do is sign the back of the ticket,” he said.
The winner has about six months to claim the prize. Prizes over $599 must be claimed at the North Dakota Lottery office in Bismarck. But, because the office is closed to the public due to the pandemic, the winner will need to call the lottery office first to make arrangements to claim the prize.
The Mega Millions jackpot for the Friday drawing is $168 million. For more information, go to lottery.nd.gov.