Jackpot $326M Mega Millions Ticket Sold in New York

A single $326 million-winning Mega Millions lottery ticket has been sold in New York’s Hudson Valley, officials say.

The jackpot-hitting ticket was sold at a Valero gas station on New York Route 302 in Middletown within the last week, lottery officials say.

The person who bought the ticket has yet to come forward, officials say.

"Whoever purchased this ticket is about to have their life changed forever,” said Gardner Gurney, the New York Lottery's acting director. “Whoever and wherever you are: sign the back of your ticket and keep it in a safe place, and when you’re ready to claim, we look forward to meeting you.”

The winning numbers for Tuesday night's drawing were 9, 15, 34, 39 and 41. The Mega Ball number was 1. 

The initial jackpot was $321 million, but the jackpot was increased because of surging ticket sales in the days leading up to the drawing.

The gas station will receive a $10,000 bonus for selling the ticket.

The lottery purse is short of the record $656 million jackpot that was split between three winners in 2012.

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