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Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

The winning numbers to claim the nation's 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70-10.

The Pasco County player is the only victor of the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in the Florida Lotterys history.

In 2013, an 84-year-old Zephyrhills woman was the victor of the largest single jackpot in American lottery history, valued at $590.6 million.

The jackpot victor will receive an estimated prize of $450 million ($281 million cash).

"The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket", the Florida Lottery said in a news release early Saturday.

Mega Millions drawings take place each Tuesday and Friday evening.

The winning numbers drawn Friday just after 11 p.m. One Oklahoma and one Texas winning ticket included the optional Megaplier, so those two tickets are worth $3 million because the 3X Megaplier was drawn. That drawing is Saturday night. More than 21 million tickets were sold for all the prizes.

The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.

Saturday's $570 million jackpot is the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh-largest US lottery jackpot.

It is rare for both of the U.S.' largest jackpots to grow to such large amounts at the same time-but in the last three years the rules for both games have been tweaked to give them longer odds and larger, more eye-catching jackpots. Puerto Rico also participates in Powerball.


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