US$1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket sold in Maine; Draw produces 14 more $1 million winners

TAMPA, Florida (WFLA) – According to data from Mega Millions, a single ticket holder won the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Friday.

The ticket – that fit all six winning numbers (30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and the gold Mega Ball 14) — has been sold in Maine, according to a press release. It’s the state’s first jackpot win, officials said.

It’s also the second largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won in the game’s history and the seventh time a ticket holder has won on Friday the 13th.

“Congratulations to the Maine State Lottery on just winning their first-ever Mega Millions jackpot,” Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, executive director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said in a statement released Saturday.

“This is the fourth billion dollar jackpot in Mega Millions history,” added McDonald. “We thank all of our retailers for their hard work during this spectacular run and our customers for their enthusiasm and support. I hope the fun and excitement created by Mega Millions inspires a winning attitude in our daily lives and towards everyone we meet. Here’s to a good year!

As McDonald mentioned, Friday’s jackpot was among the highest prizes ever awarded in the game, behind only a $1.537 billion jackpot won in 2018:

Height date Winning Cards
$1.537 billion 10/23/2018 1-South Carolina
$1.350 billion 01/13/2023 1-Maine
$1.337 billion 07/29/2022 1 Illinois
$1.050 billion 01/22/2021 1-Michigan
$656 million 03/30/2012 3-Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
$648 million 12/17/2013 2-California, Georgia
$543 million 07/24/2018 1-California
$536 million 07/08/2016 1 Indiana
$533 million 03/30/2018 1-New-Jersey
$522 million 07.06.2019 1-California

In addition to the Maine jackpot winner, the January 13th Mega Millions draw also produced more than 7 million winners across all nine prize tiers. That includes 14 ticketholders who each won $1 million, including four in New York, two in California, and one winner each in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The Mega Millions draw starts again on January 17th at 11:00 p.m. with a starting jackpot of $20 million.

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Brian Ashcraft

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