New York Mega Millions Announce “Human Error” In Winning Ticket
If you played the the Mega Millions on May 10, 2022, hold on to your ticket. Accidents happen - even when it comes to announcing the lottery numbers. Oops.
The afternoon of May 11, the New York State Lottery announced that an error was made which led to the incorrect announcement of winning numbers for the drawing.
During the May 10, 2022 Mega Millions drawing, human error resulted in the incorrect input of the winning numbers in New York State, resulting in an incorrect publishing of the Mega Ball number. The New York Lottery is actively working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.
Lottery officials said John Crow mistakenly called the gold Mega Ball as 6 when it was actually a 9.
If I Played, What Does This Mean?
Well, if you played, it's possible that you *could* be a winner. The New York Lottery shared that the winning numbers are the following:
15-19-20-61-70 and Mega Ball 9. Again, a 6 was called when in reality, the Mega Ball is 9.
The New York State Lottery is advising that all players keep their tickets until the "issue" is resolved.
How Exactly Does One Play The Mega Millions?
According to the game website, Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. Five white balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; one gold Mega Ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date. There are nine ways to win a prize, from $2 to the jackpot. If no one wins the jackpot, the money is added to the jackpot for the next drawing. Overall chances of winning a prize are 1 in 24.