One lucky person in Florida will walk away with Mega Millions’ $450 million jackpot, after his or her winning ticket broke the game’s dry spell on Friday.
A single ticket sold at a Port Richey, Fla., 7-Eleven matched all six Mega Millions numbers — white balls 28, 30, 39, 59 and 70, as well as Mega Ball 10 — during Friday night’s drawing, according to Mega Millions. The winner, who has not yet been named, will claim the $450 million jackpot, or about $281 million cash, and the 7-Eleven that sold the ticket will get $100,000 in commission.
Nearly 3 million ticket holders won prizes of varying value on Friday, including the jackpot winner and eight tickets that matched five of six numbers, according to Mega Millions. The game’s jackpot is now back down to $40 million ahead of Tuesday night’s drawing.
Saturday may bring another big win, as Powerball prepares to draw for its $570 million jackpot at 10:59 p.m. E.T.