Jackpot

    Someone just got a whole lot more cash for holiday shopping.

    Peter Mucha of The Inquirer reports a Port Richmond drugstore sold a ticket that hit big in last night’s Mega Millions drawing. The ticket had the correct five first numbers – 4, 38, 45, 53 and 54 – but not the Mega Ball of 9.

    According to the article, that combo usually nets a tidy sum of $250,000, but this lucky – and smart – player picked the multiplier option known as the Megaplier, automatically boosting the prize to seven figures.

    So check your tickets – and if you aren’t the chosen one, some good news – since no one matched all the numbers, Friday’s jackpot will be worth an annuity of $88 million or $57.1 million for the cash.

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