DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The winning ticket in the newest Mega Millions drawing was sold in Florida.
One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday evening’s drawing and can declare a $450 million grand prize. The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven comfort retailer in Port Richey.
The winning numbers to assert the nation’s 10th-largest jackpot had been 28-30-39-59-70-10.
Lottery officers additionally elevated the jackpot of Powerball, the opposite nationwide lottery recreation, to $570 million. That drawing is Saturday evening.
The jackpots consult with the annuity choices for each video games, in which funds are remodeled 29 years. Most winners go for money choices, which might be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million. Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.
The id of the winner was not instantly obtainable. However, underneath Florida legislation, the winner can not stay nameless.
According to the Florida Lottery web site, the winner’s identify, metropolis of residence and particulars on the winnings might be made public; nevertheless, the winner’s residence handle and phone numbers are to be stored “confidential.”
According to the web site, solely three Mega Millions jackpots have been bigger than the newest grand prize: a jackpot of $656 million in 2012; a jackpot of $648 million in 2013; and $536 million in 2016.