JASPER - A lucky Jasper resident who is $2 million richer after winning the Mega Millions prize has been identified.
Rodney J. Land, of Jasper, claimed the winnings for the July 11, 2017, drawing according to a release from the Texas Lottery.
His ticket matched all five white ball numbers but not the "megaball" number which could have multiplied his winnings up to $5 million according to the release.
Mega Millions is played by picking five different numbers from one to 75 and one number from one to 15.
To win the Mega Millions jackpot, players must match all six numbers drawn including the Mega Ball. Players matching fewer numbers may not win the jackpot, but still walk away big winners.
By choosing the Megaplier® for $1 more per play, players can multiply their non-jackpot winnings by two, three, four or five times, winning as much as $5 million.
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