Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

NEW YORK (WABC) — A single ticket-holder in Maine will likely be celebrating a really glad new 12 months after that ticket is the one one to match all six numbers drawn in Friday night time’s Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing.

The prize is an estimated $1.35 billion ($724.6 million money), which is the second-largest jackpot within the historical past of the sport!

The numbers drawn late Friday night time have been: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and gold Mega Ball 14.

Even in the event you weren’t that one profitable ticket-holder, do not throw your tickets out simply but. Tickets price $1 million have been bought at Mega Information Inc in Manhattan and Momta Grocery Inc in Lengthy Island Metropolis.

The jackpot had been rolling because it was final gained on October 14, when a $502 million prize was shared by profitable tickets in California and Florida.

This 26-drawing jackpot run ends with a bang, with 7,072,832 profitable tickets throughout all 9 prize tiers within the January 13 drawing alone, together with the jackpot-winning ticket. Fourteen tickets matched all 5 white balls to win the sport’s second-tier prize of $1 million. 4 have been bought in New York, two in California, and one every in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

For matching 4 white balls plus the Mega Ball, 164 tickets have a third-tier win. Of these, 27 included the non-obligatory Megaplier (accessible in most states with an additional $1 buy), which was 2X on Friday night time; they’re price $20,000 every. The remaining 137 second-tier profitable tickets take residence the usual $10,000 prize.

The possibilities of profitable a Mega Hundreds of thousands drawing are slim at one in practically 303 million.

Friday night time’s jackpot win is the seventh on a Friday the thirteenth for the reason that recreation started in 2002, and the primary on such a day since October 2017.

Michigan has been significantly fortunate with Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpots on Friday the thirteenth, profitable 4 of them (June 2008, Might 2011, June 2014 and October 2017). That 2017 jackpot was shared with a winner in Rhode Island. Different jackpots on Friday the thirteenth have been gained in New York (March 2009) and Ohio (November 2015). None of them, nevertheless, got here shut in dimension to the estimated $1.35 billion gained this time.

Here’s a take a look at the ten largest U.S. jackpots which have been gained and the states the place the profitable tickets have been bought:

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, Nov. 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)

2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, Jan. 13, 2016 (three tickets, from California, Florida, Tennessee)

3. $1.537 billion, Mega Hundreds of thousands, Oct. 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

4. $1.35 billion, Mega Hundreds of thousands, Jan. 13, 2023 (one ticket from Maine)

5. $1.337 billion, Mega Hundreds of thousands, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)

6. $1.05 billion, Mega Hundreds of thousands, Jan. 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

7. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

8. $758.7 million, Powerball, Aug. 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

9. $731.1 million, Powerball, Jan. 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

10. $699.8 million, Powerball, Oct. 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

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The credit score for the current massive prizes is definitely as a consequence of math — and tougher odds.

Within the fall of 2017, lottery officers authorised modifications to Mega Hundreds of thousands that considerably lengthened the percentages from one in 258.9 million to at least one in 302.6 million. They made related modifications to Powerball in October 2015, worsening the percentages from one in 175.2 million to at least one in 292.2 million.

The thought was that by making jackpots much less widespread, ticket income may construct up week after week, creating large prizes that might appeal to consideration and pull in additional gamers who had grown blasé about $100 million or $200 million prime prizes.

In August 2021, Powerball additionally added a 3rd weekly drawing, which enabled the jackpot to roll over and develop much more shortly as folks had extra probabilities to play, and lose. Mega Hundreds of thousands has caught with the 2 weekly drawings.

Because of these strikes, 9 of the highest 10 largest lottery prizes have been gained since 2017.

Mega Hundreds of thousands is performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Related Press contributed to this report.

WATCH: New York state lottery drawings reside day by day at 2:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15 p.m.

Powerball drawings are additionally streamed right here on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday at 10:59 p.m.

Mega Hundreds of thousands drawings are streamed on Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 p.m.

The New York Lottery is North America’s largest and most worthwhile, contributing billions of {dollars} to assist assist training in New York State.

Income is distributed to native faculty districts by the identical statutory formulation used to distribute different state support to training. In response to the New York lottery, the formulation takes under consideration each a faculty district’s dimension and its revenue degree; bigger, lower-income faculty districts obtain proportionately bigger shares of Lottery faculty funding.

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