$1.35 billion jackpot ticket sold at Mega Millions in Maine; The drawing produces an additional 14 million dollar winners

Tampa,lorida (wfla) – One card holder won the $1.35 billion jackpot onriday, according to Mega Millions officials.

Ticket – which matches the six winning numbers (30, 43, 45, 46, 61, and Golden Mega Ball 14) — sold in Maine, according to a press release. Officials said it was the state’s first jackpot win.

It is also the second largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won in the history of the game, and the seventh time ariday the 13th ticket holder has won.

“Congratulations to the Maine Lottery, which just won its first-ever jackpot,” Pat McDonald, director of the Ohio Lottery, said in a statement released Saturday.

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

As McDonald mentioned,riday’s jackpot was among the best ever awarded in the game, following the $1.537 billion jackpot in 2018:

amount Date Winning tickets
1.537 billion dollars 10/23/2018 1-South Carolina
1.350 billion dollars 1/13/2023 1-min
1.337 billion dollars 7/29/2022 1-Illinois
1.050 billion dollars 1/22/2021 1-Michigan
656 million dollars 3/30/2012 3-Illinois, Kansas, Maryland
648 million dollars 12/17/2013 2-California, Georgia
543 million dollars 7/24/2018 1-California
536 million dollars 7/8/2016 1-Indiana
533 million dollars 3/30/2018 1-New Jersey
522 million dollars 6/7/2019 1-California

In addition to the Maine jackpot winner, the January 13 Mega Millions drawing also produced over 7 million winners across all 9 prize levels. This includes 14 ticket holders who each won $1 million, including four in New York, two in California, and one winner each inlorida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.

The Mega Millions drawing will start on January 17th at 11pm with jackpots starting at $20 million.