The winning numbers for the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot have been announced

The winning numbers for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing are from a jackpot in the amount of 1.35 billion dollars – announced. The winning numbers are 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and Mega Ball 14.

Friday’s drawing is for the fourth-largest jackpot in the lottery and the second-largest in Mega Millions history. It is not yet clear if the winning tickets have been sold.

It has been there for almost three months there is no lottery winner, Mega Millions said, adding to the excitement surrounding Friday’s drawing. There have been 25 draws since the last Mega Millions jackpot was won on October 14th.

The single jackpot winner will have the option of receiving a one-time cash payment of approximately $724.6 million before taxes. Or they could take the annuity option, which would consist of 29 annual payments. Each annual payment will average about $45 million, according to the lottery resource website Mega USA.

After federal taxes and excluding state taxes, the one-time payment for Mega will be approximately US$446 million.

If there are multiple winners on Friday, they will split the jackpot equally.

Tonight's Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $1.35 Billion, Second Largest in History
A Mega Millions sign is seen at a store in New York on January 12, 2023.

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One winning Powerball ticket was sold in the Los Angeles metro area in November won the $2.04 billion jackpotthe largest lottery in history.

South Carolina single ticket argued in October 2018, the largest Mega Millions jackpot was $1.537 billion. And in July, the ticket was sold in Illinois won Mega Millions jackpot of $1.337 billion, the third largest in history if Friday’s numbers hold.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302.6 million.

“To put that in perspective, a typical golfer would have about a 1 in 15,000 chance of making a hole-in-one on a particular hole,” Holy Cross economics professor Victor Matheson told CBS News earlier this week. “So winning the Powerball or Mega Millions is like getting two holes in a row while playing golf.”

Matheson said the Multistate Lottery Association, the nonprofit group that coordinates Mega Millions, purposely designed the game to win big by making it harder to win the jackpot and increasing the cost of each ticket from $1 to $2.

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