A Maryland Lottery customer, who as of Saturday remains unidentified, won the second-tier $1 million prize in the Mega Millions contest with a ticket purchased at a Klein's Shop Rite supermarket in Belcamp.
The winning numbers were announced during Friday night's drawing, and the $1 million prize winner matched five of six numbers on the ticket – 20, 21, 38, 54 and 66 – but did not pick the correct sixth number, 7, to win the $161 million Mega Millions jackpot.
"The jackpot now rolls to $174 million for Tuesday's drawing," Carole Everett, communications director for the Maryland Lottery, said Saturday.
Mega Millions drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays each week.
"We watch the jackpots roll, roll, roll, but if you win $1 million, that's a pretty unbelievable experience," Everett said.
The winning $1 million ticket, which Everett said is the second winning second tier ticket purchased so far this year, was purchased in the Shop Rite at 1321 Riverside Parkway, according to a news release from the Maryland Lottery.
The first winning ticket was purchased in Dundalk in January, Everett said. Retailers get a $2,500 "selling bonus" for selling the $1 million ticket, she said.
The winner of the second ticket will not be known at least until Monday, when Lottery headquarters in Baltimore opens.
To claim the prize, the winner must visit Lottery headquarters, which is in Suite 330 of the Montgomery Business Park at 1800 Washington Blvd. The winner must sign the back of the ticket and bring it with him or her, along with proper identification.
"Come on down," Everett said. "We'll see you Monday if you have the ticket!"