A lucky player in Florida has won the $ 450 million Mega Millions jackpot, but there is an even bigger one on Saturday night: the $ 570 Powerball prize millions.
The Mega Millions jackpot went off after it was not touched since October 13, when it paid miserable $ 42 million.
The Florida Lottery says the winning ticket was purchased at a 7-Eleven store in Port Richey. The identity of the winner was not immediately available. However, under Florida law, the person can not remain anonymous.
The winner's name, city of residence and details about the winnings may make themselves public; however, the person's address and phone numbers are considered "confidential."
On entering the weekend, Mega Millions and Powerball, the other national lottery game, were feeding their prizes due to a series of non-winning victories. ] Now, the Powerball jackpot is king at $ 570 million. The numbers drawn Saturday night: 12-29-30-33-61 and Powerball 26. It was not immediately known if there was a winning ticket.
The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $ 281 million for Mega Millions and $ 358.5 million for Powerball.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million. The Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.
According to its website, only three Mega Millions jackpots have been larger than the most recent grand prize: a $ 656 million jackpot in 2012; $ 648 million in 2013; and $ 536 million in 2016.
The winning Powerball jackpot was $ 590.5 million claimed by a Florida ticket holder in 2013.
Both games are played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the Islands US Virgin Islands UU . Powerball adds to Puerto Rico.
Contribution: Associated Press
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