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Mega Millions calls wrong number, pauses payouts: 'We apologize for the confusion'
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Mega Millions prize payouts have been temporarily paused after a host announced the wrong number during a drawing earlier this week.
Officials for the lottery said in a statement that "on May 10, 2022, the host of the Mega Millions drawing incorrectly called the Mega Ball a 6 instead of a 9.
"The 9 ball was drawn into the chamber and is the official result," the statement added, noting that the official winning numbers for Tuesday’s prize – which has yet to be claimed – are "balls 15, 19, 20, 61, and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 9."