Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

07 January, 2018, 01:12 | Author: Nina Hammond
  • Source WLBT

A winning Mega Millions ticket was drawn Friday night for the $450 million jackpot. It's been more than two months since someone won the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots, pushing the prizes to near record levels.

It won't be known until later if there is a victor from numbers drawn Friday of 28-30-39-59-70-10. The cash option for Friday's jackpot is about $281 million.

Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game, to $570 million.

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

The winning ticket was sold in Florida, according to the Mega Millions website. Powerball tickets may be purchased until 9:45 p.m. on Saturday. Each Mega Millions play is only $2.

Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot continues to rise ahead of its drawing on Saturday night. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $20.5 billion to support public education.

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