The Northeast Iowa city of Harpers Ferry is where a lucky lottery player won $1 million in the latest Mega Millions drawing, held Tuesday evening (June 8).


According to Iowa Lottery officials, two tickets matched all but one of the numbers in Tuesday's Mega Millions game. One of those tickets was sold in Harpers Ferry. The other ticket was purchased in West Virginia.

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Tuesday's big prize in the Mega Millions drawing was sold in Illinois. Another Iowa ticket, worth $30,000, was purchased in Wayland.

The $1 million ticket in Harpers Ferry was purchased at Barry's Mini Mart convenience store, which will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Iowa lottery, for selling the winning ticket.

A second million dollar ticket was sold in West Virginia.

So far, no word on who won the second place prize, by matching the first five numbers in the drawing, but missing the Mega Ball number. The numbers drawn in Tuesday's game were: 9-22-39-41-54 and the Mega Ball was #19. The big jackpot, won in Illinois, is worth $56 million. The prize will return to the base amount of $20 million for the next drawing, on Friday.

The Harpers Ferry ticket will have to be cashed in at the Iowa lottery headquarters in Clive.

 

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