Fred Shank of Mitchell has claimed his $30,000 Mega Millions prize from the February 17, 2012 drawing. Shank matched four of five white ball numbers but not the Mega Ball to pick up the game's $10,000 third prize. Because he purchased the Megaplier option for an additional dollar and the Megaplier was 3, his prize was tripled to $30,000. The winning ticket was purchased at Freedom Valu Center on South Sanborn in Mitchell.
The Mega Millions jackpot currently sits at $83 million for the next drawing tonight (February 24, 2012). Mega Millions is played in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.