Mega Millions Friday drawing was worth $1.28billion. The winning numbers were 13-36, 45-57-67 and a Mega Ball of 14.
According to Mega Millions’ website, Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot has reached $1.28 Billion. This would make it the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in its 20-year history. It also marks the third-largest US lottery game.
Friday’s jackpot cash value is $742.2 Million. The drawing will take place at 11 p.m. ET at the WSB TV studio in Atlanta.
Mega Millions jackpot record stands at $1.537 billion. It was won in 2018 by one ticket that was sold in South Carolina. This is the second-largest US lottery jackpot, but it’s also the largest prize for any single ticket. Mega Millions reports that it’s the biggest lottery prize ever won by a single ticket.
The US’s largest lottery jackpot was $1.586 trillion. This Powerball prize was shared by Powerball winners from California, Florida, and Tennessee on January 13, 2016.
Timothy Schultz won $28 million in Powerball in 1999. He now hosts a lottery podcast.
After he saw his winning numbers in the newspaper, he said that he called financial advisors and attorneys as soon as he realized it.
He said, “It could change pretty much everything. Relationships, your ability to lead a normal life.” It can also buy time which can prove to be very valuable. It’s a surrealist thing that could happen in your life.
He stated that working with a financial advisor will be beneficial for people with no experience dealing with millions of dollars because it will help winners to understand their options and make realistic decisions about how they will use the winnings.
Schultz stated that he wasn’t materialistic before he won, so his most extravagant purchases were cars and real estate.
“I discovered that the lottery jackpot magnifies your personality, at least for me.” He said that it doesn’t change who you are.
He stated that he doesn’t play the lottery anymore, but he did purchase one ticket for Friday’s drawing.
Mega Millions of jackpots begin at $20 million for an annuitized prize. They grow based upon game sales and interest rates on 30-year US Treasurys. One in 302,575,350 people has a chance of winning the jackpot.
Seven other prizes are less valuable and depend on the number of and type of balls that a ticket matches. If a ticket matches five white balls, but not the Mega Millions ball, the odds of winning the $1 million runner-up prize are 1 in 12,607 306.
Mega Millions of tickets can be purchased in 45 states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands. Drawings are held on Tuesday and Friday. Online tickets can be purchased in Georgia, Illinois and Kentucky, Michigan. New Hampshire. North Carolina. North Dakota. Pennsylvania. Virginia.