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DENVER -- Somewhere in Colorado, somebody became a millionaire Tuesday night. The only thing is,  we don't know who it is yet.

The mystery millionaire bought a Mega Millions lottery ticket last week at D & J Liquors near 70th Avenue and Pecos in north Denver.

That person hit five of six numbers in Tuesday night's drawing to win the $1 million prize.

The winning numbers were 36, 39, 42, 45 and 48. The Mega Ball was 3 and the Megplier was 2.

The winner has 180 days to claim the money from the Colorado Lottery.

Several times a year, Mega Millions makes millionaires out of Coloradans, but it remains the little brother to the Power Ball game.

The Mega Millions millionaire might not even know they won, and according to the Colorado Lottery, that's not uncommon.

" A lot of people don't check their tickets right away, so they probably don't have a clue that they are a millionaire," Colorado Lottery spokeswoman Kelly Tabor said.

The Lottery estimates about 30 percent of the winnings, around $300,000 of the prize, will go to taxes. Nevertheless, a $700,000 pay day is pretty spectacular.

No one won Tuesday night's jackpot, which was valued at $49 million.