PORT RICHEY, Florida – The sole winning ticket in last night’s MEGA MILLIONS worth an estimated $450 million ($281 million cash value) was a Quick Pick sold at a 7-Eleven located at 7131 Ridge Road in Port Richey, Florida.
The MEGA MILLIONS payout is the fourth largest jackpot in the games ‘s 15-year history.
“Congratulations to Florida on their big jackpot win,” said Mega Millions Lead Director and Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica. ”This has been an exciting run for Mega Millions players and a great way to start off the new year! But it’s not over yet. We’re looking forward to Saturday’s $570 million Powerball jackpot. Good luck, everyone!”
MEGA MILLIONS Winning Numbers
The winning MEGA MILLIONS numbers for the Friday, January 5, 2018 drawing are:
MEGA MILLIONS Results
In addition to the Florida jackpot winner, there were a total of eight Match 5 winning tickets worth $1 million – one each in California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia, and two each in Oklahoma and Texas. 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.
The odds of winning the MEGA MILLIONS jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
MEGA MILLIONS jackpot prizes may be paid in 30 annual installments or a one-time, reduced lump-sum payment that jackpot winners may choose to receive instead of receiving their winnings in annual payments.
All MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed in the state where the ticket was purchased. MEGA MILLIONS prizes must be claimed within 180 days after the winning drawing date.
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