$361 million Mega Millions jackpot won by single ticketholder

After 15 drawings, the winning ticket for the $361 million Mega Millions jackpot was purchased.

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The ticket, which was sold in Texas, matched all five white balls — 12, 24, 46, 57, 66 — as well as the gold Mega Ball 22.

The $361M prize ($157.3M cash) is also the record Mega Millions jackpot in the Lone Star State, according to Mega Millions.

In addition to the jackpot, six Friday's drawing ticket holders took home second-tier prizes totaling at least $1 million: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Washington state winners

The next drawing is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 10. The jackpot will reset to $20 million.

In just one week, the jackpot grew from $267 million to $360 million. In mere months, the jackpot climbed from $20 million to the current pot.

In July, someone in California won the Powerball jackpot for $1.08 billion and less than a month later, someone in Neptune Beach, Florida, won the largest Mega Millions jackpot in the history of the game at $1.58 billion.

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