While the June 8 Mega Millions® jackpot was won in Illinois, two Iowa tickets were just one number away from a share of the big prize. One of those tickets won a $1 million prize while the other won a $30,000 prize. The $1 million-winning ticket was purchased at a convenience store in northeast Iowa: Barry’s Mini Mart, 403 W. Chestnut St. in Harpers Ferry.
The ticket came within one number of having a share of Tuesday’s $56 million jackpot, matching the first five numbers but missing the Mega Ball. The Harpers Ferry ticket was one of only two in the country that won a $1 million prize in Tuesday’s drawing, with the other in West Virginia.
Lottery officials released the name of the winner who purchased the ticket in Harpers Ferry. Karen Kramer of Urbana purchased the ticket while on a weekend getaway at their cabin on the Mississippi River.
A $30,000-winning ticket also was just one number away from a piece of the jackpot. It was purchased at Wayland BP, 213 W. Iowa Highway 78 in Wayland. The ticket initially won a $10,000 prize by matching four of the white balls and the Mega Ball, but whoever bought the ticket also added the Megaplier® option to the purchase, which multiplied the prize to $30,000. The June 8 winning numbers were: 9-22-39-41-54 and Mega Ball 19. The Megaplier was 3. With Tuesday’s jackpot being won in Illinois, the big prize returns to an estimated $20 million annuity, $13.8 million lump-sum option, for the game’s next drawing on Friday.
The Harpers Ferry prize is the third lottery prize of at least $500,000 won in Iowa this year. Barry’s Mini Mart will receive a $1,000 bonus from the Iowa Lottery for selling the $1 million-winning ticket.