On the evening of January 13th, a resident of Maine made history by winning the Mega Millions jackpot of $1.35 billion.
The winning numbers were announced at 11pm EST, and the lucky winner, who has chosen to remain anonymous, matched all six numbers to claim the grand prize.
This marks the third-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history and the fourth-largest in US lottery history.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are incredibly low, at 1 in 302.5 million, but this Maine resident beat the odds and became the sole winner of the massive prize.
The winning ticket was sold at a convenience store in the small town of South Paris, located in western Maine. The store owner, who also chose to remain anonymous, will receive a $50,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The winner has 180 days to claim the prize, and can choose to take the full amount in annual payments over the course of 29 years, or receive a lump sum payment of approximately $724 million, after taxes.
The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since September 2021, when the last winning ticket was sold in California. The prize has been reset to $20 million for the next drawing.
This is a life-changing event for the lucky winner and for the small town where the winning ticket was sold. The excitement and buzz around the jackpot has been building for weeks and it’s finally come to fruition for one lucky individual. It is a reminder that anyone can be a winner and to always dream big.
It’s also a great opportunity for the winner to give back and make a difference in their community and beyond. The winner can make a huge impact with such a large sum of money, and it will be exciting to see what they choose to do with it.
Maine Mega Millions Winner
The state of Maine has just made history by scoring its first Mega Millions jackpot, as a ticket purchased in the state matched the winning numbers for an astounding estimated grand prize of $1.35 billion. In a stroke of luck, the winning ticket beat the odds of the superstitious Friday the 13th and emerged victorious. This is a momentous occasion for the state of Maine and for the lucky ticket holder, as it could bring significant financial change and possibilities.
Mega Millions Jackpot Winner Name
The identity of the winner of the Mega Millions jackpot is currently unknown. However, what is known is that this individual has achieved the extraordinary feat of overcoming incredibly steep odds of 1 in 302.6 million to claim the grand prize of $1.35 billion. The win comes after three months of drawings without a winner, making it a truly remarkable and unexpected outcome. It’s a big day for the winner and the community and we are looking forward to know more about the winner and how this prize money is going to change his life.
Maine Mega Millions Winning Numbers
Friday night’s lottery drawing brought great fortune to one lucky ticket holder, as the winning combination of numbers were announced as 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and the gold Mega Ball 14. The winning ticket was reportedly sold at the Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine, as confirmed by the Maine State Lottery. Lebanon, a southern Maine town with a population of over 6,500 residents, is situated on the border of New Hampshire. This is a exciting news for the residents of Lebanon and it could be life changing for the winner.
What Is the Next Mega Million Drawing Prize?
The next Mega Millions grand prize drawing will take place on Tuesday, with the estimated prize dropping to $20 million and a cash option of $10.7 million. This comes after 25 consecutive drawings without a jackpot winner, until Friday’s historic win in Maine. Despite the drop in grand prize amount, there were over 7 million winning tickets across 9 prize tiers in Friday’s drawing.
So what happened?
According to a report obtained by MandyNews.com, the young man from Maine who won the Mega Millions jackpot of $1.35 billion on Friday will walk away with $724 million after taxes. The winner, who remains anonymous, has the option to take the full amount in annual payments of $45 million for 29 years, or receive a lump sum payment of $724 million.
In addition to the jackpot win in Maine, 14 tickets matched five white balls to claim the second-tier prize of $1 million. These winning tickets were sold in various states such as New York, California, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas. Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington D.C and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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