$450M Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Florida

SAN ANSELMO, CA - JANUARY 03: Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. The Powerball jackpot and Mega Millions jackpots are both over $400 million at the same time for the first time. The Mega Millions $418 million jackpot would be the fourth largest and the $460 million Powerball jackpot would be the seventh largest in the game's history. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)


PORT RICHEY, Fla. (WFLA) — One lucky person in Pasco County became a whole lot richer on Friday night.

The only Mega Millions ticket to match all six winning numbers was sold in Port Richey. The person who bought the ticket will now get to claim the $450 million grand prize.

The winning numbers were 28-30-39-59-70 with Mega Ball 10.

Lottery officials say the sole winning ticket was sold at the 7-Eleven on Ridge Road near Regency Park Boulevard.

“Congratulations to Florida on their big jackpot win,” Mega Millions Lead Director Gordon Medenica said in a statement. “This has been an exciting run for Mega Millions players and a great way to start off the new year! But it’s not over yet. We’re looking forward to Saturday’s $570 million Powerball jackpot. Good luck, everyone!”

The Associated Press reports that odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million, and Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.

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