One winning ticket in Florida for Mega Millions jackpot, Powerball up next


One winning ticket in Florida for Mega Millions jackpot, Powerball up next

A winning Mega Millions ticket was drawn Friday night for the $450 million jackpot.

The winning numbers in Friday night's drawing were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

"Congratulations to Florida on their big jackpot win", said Mega Millions Lead Director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica.

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. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time.

Check your Mega Millions ticket, again!

The next Mega Millions drawing will be held on January 9 with an estimated $40 million jackpot.

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

The chances of holding a Mega Millions ticket with the winning numbers are about 1 in 302.6 million, while the odds of winning Powerball's jackpot stand at 1 in 292.2 million.

The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, although residents of some states spend far more. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot. Mega Millions tickets are offered in the same locations, excluding Puerto Rico. In this jackpot run, since October 13 there were more than 18.2 million winning tickets at all prize levels.



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