Maine scored its to start with Mega Millions jackpot — and an individual beat the sick fortune of Friday the 13th — when a ticket procured in the point out matched the successful figures for the lottery’s estimated $1.35 billion grand prize.
The fortunate mix of drawn figures late Friday night had been: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and gold Mega Ball 14. The profitable ticket was bought at Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine, in accordance to the Maine Point out Lottery.
The winner, whose identify is not however regarded, overcame steep odds of 1 in 302.6 million, which led to a few months of drawings without the need of a assert on the jackpot.
“Congratulations to the Maine Point out Lottery, which has just received its initially-ever Mega Thousands and thousands jackpot,” Pat McDonald, Ohio lottery director and lead director of the Mega Hundreds of thousands Consortium, mentioned in a assertion early Saturday.
The jackpot was the second premier in Mega Millions background and the fourth time the sport had a billion-greenback acquire. The major Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot in Oct 2018 was $1.53 billion claimed by a single ticket holder in South Carolina.
Friday’s prosperous drawing also marked the seventh time there was a grand prize winner on Friday the 13th, a day superstitiously regarded unlucky.
To assert the whole $1.35 billion, the winner would need to have to just take the income in an annuity with once-a-year payments around 29 decades. Most jackpot recipients desire the lowered but quicker income solution, which for Friday night’s drawing was an estimated $724.6 million.
The upcoming grand prize drawing on Tuesday will fall to an believed $20 million and a money alternative of $10.7 million.
Until finally Friday evening, there had been 25 straight drawings without a jackpot winner.
There were being far more than 7 million winning tickets across 9 prize tiers Friday. Outside of Maine’s jackpot, 14 tickets matched five white balls to declare the next-tier prize of $1 million. 4 were bought in New York, two in California and one just about every in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas, Mega Thousands and thousands claimed.
Mega Millions has been played in 45 states as effectively as Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands.
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