TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — After 26 drawings, a winner has finally been found for the $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
According to a Mega Millions release, the winning ticket was sold in Maine after matching the winning numbers 30, 43, 45, 46, 61, and the gold Mega Ball 14.
This is the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot to have ever been won in the game’s history, and the first jackpot win for the state of Maine. This is also the seventh time someone has won on Friday the 13th.
“It’s the fourth billion-dollar jackpot in Mega Millions history,” said Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, Lead Director for the Mega Millions Consortium. “We thank all our retailers for their hard work during this spectacular run, and our customers for their enthusiasm and support. I hope the fun and excitement Mega Millions has generated inspires a winning attitude in our daily lives and towards everyone we meet. Here’s to a good year!”
As it stands, the largest jackpots in Mega Millions history are:
|$656 million||3/30/2012||3-IL, KS, MD|
|$648 million||12/17/2013||2-CA, GA|
Mega Millions said in addition to the jackpot winner, 7,072,832 were also sold across all the prize tiers in the Jan. 13 drawing.
These include 14 $1 million prize winners across several states. According to the Florida Lottery, one million-dollar ticket was sold at the Wawa on 12750 Walsingham Road in Largo.
New York had the most $1 million winners with four tickets sold, followed by two in California. Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Texas all had one $1 million prize sold.
The Mega Millions drawing will start back up on Jan. 17 at 11 p.m. with a starting jackpot of $20 million.