One Mega Millions ticket holder in Florida is the winner of the $450 million jackpot prize, the fourth biggest in the multistate lottery’s 15-year history and the 10th largest of any lottery jackpot in U.S. history.
The winning numbers, drawn Friday night, were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and 10. The jackpot amount refers to an annuity option in which payments are made over 29 years. Each annual payment is 5 percent bigger than the previous one, but many winners choose a cash option, which in this case would yield $281 million in one lump-sum payment.
According to a tweet by the Florida Lottery, the winning ticket was sold at a 7-Eleven in Port Richey, a Gulf Coast town northwest of Tampa.
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