It will be a very Happy New Year for a lucky Mega Millions ticket holder in Florida, as a single ticket sold in the state matched all six numbers drawn Friday night. The numbers were 28,30,39,59,70 with a Mega Ball of 10.
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. The Stebbins's jackpot holds the record for the largest Mega Millions prize ever won in MI.
The jackpot had been climbing since the last victor in mid-October.
The biggest Mega Millions jackpot ever won was $656 million split by three tickets in three states in 2012, according to game officials.
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Powerball drawings take place at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday and Saturday and may be watched live online at: http://www.powerball.com.
The 7-Eleven that sold the ticket will get $100,000 commission.
Meanwhile, the Powerball jackpot continues to rise ahead of its drawing on Saturday night. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $358.5 million for Powerball. Puerto Rico also participates in Powerball. Powerball has odds of 1 in 292.2 million.
Americans spent $80.5 billion on lottery games a year ago, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. 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.