Virginia ticket worth $1M in Mega Millions drawing Friday

Virginia ticket worth $1M in Mega Millions drawing Friday

The numbers drawn were 28-30-39-59-70 with a Mega Ball of 10.

Someone who bought a Mega Millions ticket in Florida won the fourth-largest jackpot in the 15-year history of the lottery game. It now sits at $570 million and would be the eighth largest lottery prize in USA history. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball.

"The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket", the Florida Lottery said in a news release early Saturday.

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The victor of Friday's Mega Million drawing has not yet been identified.

It was not immediately known where the winning ticket was sold.

Americans spent $80.5 billion on lottery games a year ago, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. Mega Millions tickets are offered in the same locations, excluding Puerto Rico. However, under Florida law, the victor can not remain anonymous.

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They chose the cash option of $119,492,684.81 and received a check for $83,644,879 after federal and state taxes were deduced. With a new drawing hours away, the Powerball jackpot has jumped from $440 million to an estimated $460 million.

The estimated totals are before tax.

The odds of a single ticket hitting all six numbers in the Powerball are 292 million to 1, the Multi-State Lottery Association says.

Saturday's $570 million jackpot is the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh-largest US lottery jackpot.

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The jackpot resets to its new starting value of $40 million ($25 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday, January 9.