Mega Millions Has A Single Winner For Its Massive $450 Million Jackpot, While PowerBall Jumps To $570 Million

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01.06.18

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A Florida resident is the sole lucky winner of the massive Mega Millions jackpot that was decided on Friday night. 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 U.S. lottery. The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, with the gold Mega Ball dropping at 10. As usual, the winner can choose the annuity or opt for the cash at $281 million, which is still a pretty penny as the sole winner.

There were also eight Match 5 winners from across the country, with California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia all holding a single winner, while Oklahoma and Texas featured two apiece for a prize of $1 million. In total, the Mega Millions drawing for Friday saw 21 million tickets sold according to CBS News.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot continues to rise ahead of its drawing on Saturday night. It currently sits at $570 million and would be the eighth largest lottery prize in U.S. history. This pales to the record $1.586 billion prize that was won one year ago and split by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.

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