The Mega Millions top prize has swelled to a humongous $376 million after once again nobody won the jackpot in the drawing held on Tuesday, Jan. 18. 

The winning numbers for the drawing held on Tuesday, Jan. 18 were 4, 19, 29, 42, and 52. Meanwhile, the MegaBall was 9 and the Megaplier was 4x. Even though nobody matched all six numbers to win the top prize, four tickets matched all five white balls to win million-dollar prizes, NorthJersey.com reported. 

One ticket sold in Maryland matched all five white balls and won $1 million. Meanwhile, three tickets sold in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas that matched all five white balls had the Megaplier option and won $4 million each.

The last Mega Millions jackpot win, worth $108 million, was bagged by a family in Lake Havasu City, Arizona on Oct. 22, 2021. The group chose to claim their winnings in the cash option of $75.2 million before taxes. 

The Mega Millions game costs $2 per ticket and is drawn twice weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m.

In a similar but unrelated incident, a High Point restaurant owner won a $2 million lottery prize on a $20 scratch-off ticket, Greensboro News and Record reported. 

The winner, identified as Luigi Dimeo, a 40-year-old part owner of an Italian restaurant, became the first $2-million winner in the $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler game. Dimeo reportedly bought his lucky ticket at the Quick Mart on East Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in High Point.

Dimeo has chosen the annuity option of receiving $100,000 annually over 20 years and received $71,016 on his first $100,000 payment.

When asked about what he plans to do with the prize money, Dimeo said that he intends to buy a house and possibly purchase a rental property.

The $2,000,000 Diamond Dazzler game was launched this month. The game has four top prizes of $2 million and eight $100,000 prizes. Three $2 million prizes and eight $100,000 prizes remain to be claimed. 

In another incident, a South Carolina man who discovered that he had won a $300,000 lottery prize recently left a fast-food drive-through line without placing an order, United Press International reported. 

The Anderson man was waiting in a long drive-through line when he decided to scratch off a lottery ticket that he had purchased earlier from the Expressway #25 store. However, when the $300,000 Money Match ticket revealed the top prize, the man was so shocked that he ended up leaving the drive-through line without placing an order.

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