Fahra Noorani’s decision to spend an extra $1 for the Megaplier feature on her Mega Millions ticket paid off. The 25-year-old Overland Park, Kan., resident turned what would’ve been a $10,000 prize into a $40,000 payday by matching four white-ball numbers and the Mega Ball on Sept. 13. That feat would normally yield a $10,000 prize, but since she elected to add the Megaplier feature, the prize was multiplied by the Megaplier number drawn.
Noorani bought her Quick Pick ticket at QuikTrip, 6015 E. 147th St., in Grandview. The winning numbers were: 9, 22, 28, 48 and 54. The Mega Ball was 8, and the Megaplier was 4.
Mega Millions is a bi-weekly Draw Game with jackpots starting at $12 million that grow until someone wins. It costs $1 to play, and for an additional $1, players can add the Megaplier feature, which multiplies non-jackpot prize winnings up to four times.