Mega Millions Jackpot Grows to $347 Million; Too Much of a Good Thing for PA Lottery Winner from Altoona

Written By Staff on January 18, 2022
Mega Millions and Powerball numbers

Mega Millions is once again offering up a whopper of a prize, with an estimated $347 million on the line in tonight’s drawing. Some Grand Prize winners prefer to take the lump sum cash prize instead of the annuitized annual payments. The lump sum value of the jackpot would be $239.4 million for Tuesday, Jan. 18.

The drawing is held at 11:00 p.m. EST. Check the winning numbers here after the drawing.

Winning Mega Millions numbers January 18, 2022

Winning numbers: 4 – 19 – 39 – 42 – 52

Mega Ball: 9

Megaplier: 4x

Fourth lottery win for Central PA man

The recent winner of the $1,000,000 Extreme Green top prize is no stranger to the PA Lottery offices. The $1 million payday on Jan. 6 was the fourth major win for Mike Luciano of Altoona.

Luciano’s biggest win was in 2016 when he won $3 million on another Scratch-Off ticket. Last January, he won $500,000 in the state lottery and in 1999 he took home a $100,000 prize.

What’s the secret to Luciano’s lottery success? This time around, he didn’t elaborate after expressing gratitude and thanking people for their nice messages. But in 2016 after his $500,000 win, he offered this warning to readers of the Altoona Mirror: “I’m convinced no one wins this many times without playing more than they should.”

On that note, as always, we remind you to play the lottery responsibly.

Buy lottery tickets online

Sign up as a new player to the PA online lottery, and receive $20 in Free Play. It’s a great time to try your luck at Mega Millions, Powerball or a variety of PA Lottery games. Take advantage of the deposit match bonus up to $500 as well.

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