A Mega Millions ticket sold in Belle Fourche is worth $40,000 following the November 9, 2012 drawing. The lucky ticket holder matched four of five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball to win the game's $10,000 third prize but because they purchased the Megaplier option for $1 more and the Megaplier was 4, their prize is multiplied to $40,000.
Winning numbers are 18, 22, 33, 35 and 40; the Mega Ball is 11 and the Megaplier is 4. The odds of winning $10,000 playing Mega Millions are 1:689,065. The holder of the ticket is advised to sign the back of it immediately and put it in a safe place before contacting the Rapid City Lottery office at 605-394-5106 or the Pierre Lottery office at 605-773-5770. Winners have 180 days to claim their prize.
Mega Millions is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The jackpot currently sits at $19 million for the next drawing on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.