Mega Millions: One winning ticket for Friday’s $1.35 billion jackpot sold in Maine


A lottery ticket sold in Maine beat odd odds on Friday the 13th for an estimated $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot, the lottery said.

Friday night’s winning numbers were 30-43-45-46-61 and 14 for the Superball.

An estimated annuity jackpot could be worth $1.35 billion, compared with a potential one-time cash payout of $724.6 million, officials said.

“Congratulations to the Maine Lottery, which just won its first-ever Mega Millions jackpot,” said Pat McDonald, Superintendent of the Ohio Lottery and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium. “This is the fourth billion-dollar jackpot in the history of Mega Millions.”

The lottery said Friday’s jackpot was the second-biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever, behind only the lottery’s record $1.537 billion jackpot in South Carolina in 2018. Jackpot amounts have roughly risen over the past three months, eventually surpassing the staggering billion-dollar figure.

Prior to this month’s jackpot, the Friday the 13th jackpot had been won six times in the US, according to Mega Millions.

Other big winners in Friday’s drawing included 14 tickets worth $1 million, according to Mega Millions. New York sold four tickets matching all five white balls, California sold two and each of Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas out one.

Just three months after winning the $502 million jackpot on Oct. 14, the jackpot was won on Friday, When there are two winning tickets from California and Florida.

The next draw is estimated to have a $20 million jackpot, the lottery said. Mega Millions takes place in 45 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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