Mega Millions lottery ticket worth $450 million sold in Florida
By Todd Northrop
After 23 immediately drawings with out a grand prize winner, one successful ticket used to be sold for the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot in Friday night time’s drawing.
The successful numbers had been 28, 30, 39, 59, and 70, with Mega Ball quantity 10. The Megaplier used to be three.
The successful ticket used to be sold at a 7-Eleven, positioned at 7131 Ridge Road in Port Richey, Florida.
The Florida Mega Millions jackpot winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to say the prize. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum money cost possibility (in the quantity of $281.2 million,) the declare will have to be filed inside of 60 days after the successful draw date.
In addition to the fortunate jackpot winner, eight tickets matched the primary five numbers for a $1,00zero,00zero prize: 1 from California, 1 from Massachusetts, 2 from Oklahoma, 1 from Tennessee, 2 from Texas, and 1 from Virginia.
Two of the second one prize winners — one the the tickets sold in Oklahoma and one of the most tickets sold in Texas — bought their tickets with the Megaplier possibility for an additional $1, which triples their prizes to $three million since the Megaplier drawn Friday night time used to be three.
The California second-prize winner will take house a $1,860,934 prize, in this situation reaping rewards from the state’s pari-mutuel prize regulations and the truth that there have been no different second-prize winners in the state to separate the prize with.
The Megaplier possibility isn’t to be had in California, since the fastened nature of the prize build up introduced with the Megaplier isn’t suitable with California’s pari-mutuel payouts.
Another 65 tickets matched 4 of the primary 5 numbers plus the Mega Ball to win a $10,00zero prize. Of the ones tickets, nine had been bought with the Megaplier possibility, expanding the prize to $30,00zero, and nine had been sold in California, the place the prize used to be worth $11,987 this drawing.
Mega Millions is recently introduced on the market in 44 states, plus Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Drawings are Tuesdays and Fridays at 11:00 pm Eastern Time. Tickets value $2 each and every.
The Mega Millions successful numbers are revealed at USA Mega (www.usamega.com) mins after the drawing takes position.
If you are no longer one of the most fortunate winners, concern no longer. There’s a possibility to land a fair larger payday with the $570 million Powerball jackpot. The subsequent drawing for that recreation shall be this night at 11 p.m. ET.
Powerball and Mega Millions are the most important lottery video games in the rustic, however their jackpots do not generally develop to such staggering heights on the identical time.
But it might turn out to be a extra not unusual phenomenon. The laws for each video games had been not too long ago tweaked — Powerball in 2015 and Mega Millions in October 2017 — to present the video games longer odds and thus let the jackpots develop greater.
Smaller probabilities of snagging the jackpots approach the prize swimming pools have a possibility to develop larger ahead of a successful ticket is sold. Meanwhile, the video games can draw in extra gamers by means of brandishing their eye-popping prizes.
Powerball grabbed headlines a pair years in the past when its grand prize grew to almost $1.6 billion. It marked the most important lottery prize in historical past. Three successful ticket holders ultimately claimed the prize in a January 2016 drawing.