Maine Wins First Mega Millions Jackpot, Tickets Purchased In Statefor the lottery’s estimated $1.35 billion grand prize.
The lucky number combinations drawn late Friday night were 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and the Gold Megaball 14.
The yet-to-be-named winner overcame steep odds of 1 in 302.6 million, leading to a three-month draw without claiming the jackpot.
“Congratulations to the Maine State Lottery for just winning the first-ever Mega Millions jackpot,” said Pat McDonald, lottery director in Ohio and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, in a statement early Saturday. .
The jackpot is the second largest in Mega Millions history and the fourth time the game has won the $1 billion mark. Biggest Mega Millions in October 2018 His jackpot was his $1.53 billion claimed by his one ticket holder in South Carolina.
Friday’s successful draw also marked the 7th Grand Prize winner on Friday the 13th.
To claim the full $1.35 billion, the winner would have to receive the money in a yearly annuity of at least 29 years. Most jackpot winners prefer the reduced and quicker cash option, which was estimated at $724.6 million in Friday night’s draw.
The next grand prize draw on Tuesday drops to an estimated $20 million with a cash option of $10.7 million.
By Friday night there were 25 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.
On Friday, there were over 7 million winning tickets across 9 prize tiers. Over Maine’s jackpot, 14 tickets matched his five white balls for a second-tier prize of $1 million. According to Mega Millions, four were sold in New York, two in California, and one each in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.
1 winning Powerball ticket sold in the Los Angeles metropolitan area in Novemberthe largest in lottery history.
1 South Carolina ticketIn October 2018, we hit the biggest Mega Millions Jackpot ever with $1.537 billion. And he had tickets on sale in Illinois in July. $1.337 billion Mega Millions Jackpot, third largest ever, if Friday’s numbers hold up.
ofThe Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302.6 million.
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