Mega Millions $450M jackpot-winning ticket sold in Florida

Janie Parker
January 7, 2018

The jackpot victor can choose a cash option and receive $281 million. The numbers were 28,30,39,59,70 with a Mega Ball of 10. As usual, the victor can choose the annuity or opt for the cash at $281 million, which is still a pretty penny as the sole victor.

The winner's name, city of residence and details on the winnings can be made public; however, the person's home address and telephone numbers are deemed "confidential".

In 2013, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman was the victor of the largest single jackpot in American lottery history, valued at $590.6 million.

If a MI player win's Friday's $450 million jackpot, it would be the largest Mega Millions prize won in the state.

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The store where the ticket was sold claims $100,000 for making the sale. More than 21 million tickets were sold for all the prizes. That drawing will be Saturday night. Now the Mega Millions jackpot resets to $40 million for the next drawing on Tuesday.

The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years.

Americans spent $80.5 billion on lottery games past year, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.

Saturday's $570 million jackpot is the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh-largest USA lottery jackpot. Puerto Rico participates in Powerball. Powerball has odds of 1 in 292.2 million. One Virginia ticket is worth $1 million, lottery officials announced Saturday morning.

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