Two lucky people who purchased Mega Millions tickets in New York City may not have won the grand prize $1 billion Friday night, but they did snag the lottery's second-tier prize.
Lottery officials confirm at least two tickets sold in Brooklyn and Queens are worth $1 million. One ticket was sold near Sheepshead Bay, the other in Astoria.
Another $1 million winning ticket was sold in New Jersey, officials said.
A winning ticket was sold in Michigan for the $1 billion jackpot, making it the third-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
The winning numbers drawn Friday are: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and a Mega Ball of 24.
The Mega Millions top prize had been growing since Sept. 15, when a winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. The lottery's next estimated jackpot is $20 million.
Only two lottery prizes in the U.S. have been larger than Friday's jackpot. Three tickets for a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot were sold in January 2016, and one winning ticket sold for a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018.