1 winning ticket sold in $450 million Mega Millions drawing

Terry Joseph
January 7, 2018

One lucky Mega Millions ticket holder in Florida has won a $450 million jackpot after matching all six numbers in the prize.

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

The $450 million dollar prize is the fourth-largest in Mega Millions history according to CBS News and stands as the tenth largest across the entire US lottery.

That represented the fourth-largest amount in Mega Millions' history.

A Florida resident is the sole lucky victor of the massive Mega Millions jackpot that was decided on Friday night.

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The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million. We're looking forward to Saturday's $570 million Powerball jackpot. Puerto Rico also participates in Powerball.

The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, although residents of some states spend far more. However, under Florida law, the victor can not remain anonymous. On Aug. 15, 2012, Donald Lawson, of Lapeer, won a $337 million Powerball jackpot.

The estimated totals are before tax.

It has a current jackpot of roughly $570 million, or $358.5 million cash. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option for $281.2 million the claim must be filed within 60 days, according to lottery officials.

Somebody in Florida will be waking up a multi-millionaire Saturday morning.

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