Win Big: Mega Millions numbers drawn for $450 million jackpot

Randolph Lopez
January 8, 2018

The top prize for Friday night's Mega Millions drawing is worth $450 million.

The last Mega Millions jackpot victor was October 13 -12 weeks ago.

Pennsylvania has sold 17 Powerball jackpot-winning tickets since joining the game in 2002, and two jackpot-winning Mega Millions tickets since joining the game in 2010.

As the jackpots for the Mega Millions and Powerball grow, so do the ticket sales, which means more funding for education.

The Powerball jackpot jumped from $468 million on Wednesday to $550 million on Thursday, after Wednesday night's drawing did not produce a victor.

If a California Lottery retailer sells a winning ticket, the business will receive one-half of one percent of the jackpot total, up to $1 million.

According to the news outlet, this was the first time on record that both lottery games offered prizes of $400 million or more at the same time but it is said to happen more frequently. Saturday's Powerball drawing will be for a prize of a $570 million annuity value or a cash prize of $358.5 million.

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The Powerball lottery numbers will be drawn at 9:59 p.m. on Saturday.

It's a billion dollar weekend for lottery players. The group chose the cash option and each person received a little over $142,000 after state and federal taxes. There were five tickets worth $1 million each sold in Florida, California, North Carolina, New York and OR, and another ticket in Florida is worth $2 million. Friday night's Mega Millions jackpot is the fourth-largest in the game's history. All publications noted that it was perfectly legal for foreigners to win American lottery prizes by purchasing official tickets online at theLotter.

A gas station employee said Dickerson stole 128 scratchers, exactly $1,400 worth of tickets.

"You never can tell which one's going to win", said Wesley Davis. It's a situation that is set to happen more frequently.

Ruth Jones, another regular lotto player, is playing the Mega Millions. When you win a prize, it is entirely yours as commissions aren't taken from winning tickets.

On a "normal day", Williams estimated that 75 to 150 "regulars" come in to buy lottery tickets.

According to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2017, about 65% of the $6.2 billion dollars from last year's sales went back to the winners. That's more than they spent on movies, video games, music, sports tickets and books - combined.

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