ELYRIA, Ohio — Somebody is waking up $500,000 richer after winning one of the top prizes in the Lucky For Life lottery game from the drawing on Thursday, Sept. 8.
Ohio Lottery officials say the winning ticket was sold at a Discount Drug Mart store in Elyria. The winner matched five numbers – only missing the top prize by failing to match the Lucky Ball. The winning ticket’s numbers were picked by the player.
So what were the lucky numbers? They were 4, 11, 17, 25, 26 with Lucky Ball 3.
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If the big winner isn’t you, it’s still a good idea to check your tickets because the Ohio Lottery is listing thousands of other winners with smaller prizes as listed below:
- $200 prize: 8 winners
- $150 prize: 42 winners
- $25 prize: 254 winners
- $20 prize: 442 winners
- $6 prize: 1,271 winners
- $4 prize: 1,788 winners
- $3 prize: 4,744 winners
Ohio Lottery officials say the odds of winning the top prize – which is $1,000 a day for life – are one in 30,821,472. The overall odds of winning any prize are one in eight.
Lucky For Life lottery drawings happen seven days a week at 10:35 p.m.
Ohio has recently seen some big winners in previous Mega Millions drawings. Those winners include...
- Aug. 23 drawing: $1 million winning ticket sold in Findlay – see where the winning ticket was sold.
- July 26 drawing: $3 million winning ticket sold in Saint Clairsville; $1 million winning ticket sold in Berea – see where the winning tickets were purchased.
Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on Thursday, Sept. 8, 2022.