Friday’s jackpot was the second highest in Mega Millions history.
Someone’s life just changed — in about a billion different ways.
A Maine resident bought the winning ticket ahead. Of Friday’s $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot drawing. The second largest in the game’s history, lottery officials said.
The Lotto winner matched all six numbers in the game. W#hich has not crowned a jackpot winner since October 14. The numbers were 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and Mega Ball 14.
It was a lucky Friday the 13th for a player to beat long odds – 1 in 302.6 million.
Winners and ticket sales locations have not been publicly identified. Some state lottery officials do not identify. Winners out of concern for their privacy and security.
According to lottery officials, the jackpot win is a first for Maine. The win ended a run of 26 draws. With no winners earlier this week, Friday’s top prize surpassed the $1.35 billion jackpot won in July 2022. It still won $1.53 billion as of October 2018.
The largest lottery jackpot awarded in the United States. Was the result of a Powerball drawing worth $2.04 billion in November.
Friday’s winner can choose between receiving 30 annual payments. Worth $1.35 billion or a one-time cash payment of $724.6 million.
The jackpot has now been reset to a pot of $20 million for the next drawing on Tuesday night.