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Mega Millions results for 01/05/18; one winner of $450M jackpot

Courtesy of Michigan State Lottery

LANSING, MI – There was one winner of the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history as a lucky player in Florida won the $450 million jackpot. The lucky player matched all five white numbers drawn and the Mega Ball to win the grand prize.

That means the drawing on Tuesday Jan. 9 will reset to $40 million with a cash option of $25 million.

The Mega Millions numbers for Jan. 5: 28-30-39-59-70

The Gold Mega Ball: 10

The Megaplier: 3

Mega Millions winners for Jan. 5:

  • Along with a grand prize winner, $1 million winners were also sold in California, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.
  • Two of those players also played the Megaplier option which increased their winnings to $3 million. However, which players played the Megaplier was not immediately available.
  • There were 1,221,362 tickets sold that won at least $4 in the drawing. In Michigan, 47,582 tickets sold won at least $4 in the drawing.
  • Two tickets sold in Michigan matched four white balls and the Mega Ball to win $10,000 in the drawing. That was the largest prize won in the state.

Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11 p.m. Five balls are drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 70; the Mega ball is drawn from a set of balls numbered 1 through 25. The odds of winning the jackpot is 1 in 302 million.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, plus the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each.

In other Michigan Lottery news:

Mega Millions results for 01/05/18; one winner of $450M jackpot Courtesy of Michigan State Lottery LANSING, MI – There was one winner of the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in history

Mega Millions 1/5/18 winning numbers, live lottery results for Friday’s $450M drawing

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions jackpot for Friday’s drawing are 28,30,39,59,70 and 10.

The jackpot is worth an estimated $450 million, the fifth largest in the game’s history.

The cash option for the 10:59 p.m. drawing is worth $281 million.

If someone hits the jackpot, it will be the 10th largest prize in U.S. lottery history. It would be the largest jackpot since someone in Indiana won a $536 million jackpot on July 8, 2016.

That’s the second biggest Mega Millions jackpot and the largest by a single ticket holder in the United States.

The largest Mega Millions prize was won March 30, 2012. Three tickets – sold in Illinois, Maryland and Kansas — split a $656 million prize.

The most recent Mega Millions jackpot winner was Oct. 13 — more than 12 weeks ago. Two ticket holders — one in Rhode Island, the other in Michigan, split a $42 million prize.

A Mega Millions tickets costs $2. The odds of a ticket matching five numbers and the Mega Ball are 302,575,350 to 1. It’s a 1 in 12,607,306 shot to win the second prize of at least $1 million by matching five numbers.

It became even more difficult to hit a Mega Millions jackpot beginning with the Oct. 31 drawing when the matrix of balls was altered. Before the changes to the game, it was a 258,890,850 to 1 shot to win the jackpot.

While the number of white balls available to be drawn decreased from 75 to 70, the number of Mega Ball numbers climbed to 25 from 15.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Saturday’s Powerball jackpot is up to $570 million – the 7th biggest U.S. lottery prize.

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