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Good Luck Strikes On Friday The 13th: Mega Millions Jackpot Winner In Maine After 25 Drawings

ByAJ Fabino

Jan 14, 2023
Good Luck Strikes On Friday The 13th: Mega Millions Jackpot Winner In Maine After 25 Drawings

A resident of Lebanon, Maine, where just 6,500 people reside, put an end to the three-month bonanza that saw 25 consecutive Mega Millions drawings with no winner, by purchasing the winning ticket of Friday’s drawing.

The Winning Numbers? 30-43-45-46-61 and gold Mega Ball 14.

The Win? A whopping $1.35 billion, the second-highest in Mega Millions history, and the fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.

The winner has still not been identified, but the store that sold the ticket, Hometown Gas & Grill, will receive a substantial selling bonus.

“Congratulations to the Maine State Lottery, which has just won its first-ever Mega Millions jackpot,” Pat McDonald, Ohio lottery director and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said in a statement Saturday morning.

What’s The Catch? If the winner wants to receive the $1.35 billion in full, they must select an annuity with payments spread over a 29-year period.

The cash option, which would be estimated at $724.6 million for Friday night’s drawing, is usually chosen by winners.

Since the game’s inception in 2002, someone has won on a Friday the 13th seven times, according to Mega Millions — so much for the superstition-laden day being unlucky.

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The Previously Biggest U.S. Lottery Jackpots Ever Won














 


Game

 


Location(s)

 


Date

 


Amount

 


Powerball

 


California

 


Nov. 8, 2022

 


$2.04 billion

 


Powerball

 


California, Florida, Tennessee

 


Jan. 13, 2016

 


$1.586 billion

 


Mega Millions

 


South Carolina

 


Oct. 23, 2018

 


$1.537 billion

 


Mega Millions

 


Illinois

 


July 29, 2022

 


$1.337 billion

 


Mega Millions

 


Michigan

 


Jan. 22, 2021

 


$1.05 billion

 


Powerball

 


Wisconsin

 


March 27, 2019

 


$768.4 million

 


Powerball

 


Massachusetts

 


Aug. 23, 2017

 


$758.7 million

 


Powerball

 


Maryland

 


Jan. 20, 2021

 


$731.1 million

 


Powerball

 


California

 


Oct. 4, 2021

 


$699.8 million

 


Powerball

 


Iowa, New York

 


Oct. 27, 2018

 


$687.8 million

Source: apnews.com

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