Winning $450 Million MEGA MILLIONS Jackpot Ticket Sold In Florida
By Space Coast Daily // January 6, 2018
winning ticket sold in Port Richey
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – The Florida Lottery is excited to announce that one MEGA MILLIONS® jackpot winning ticket was purchased in Florida from last night’s drawing!
The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at 7-Eleven, located at 7131 Ridge Road in Port Richey.
The January 5, 2018, MEGA MILLIONS winning numbers were 28 – 30 – 39 – 59 – 70 and the Mega Ball was 10. One Florida ticket matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball from Friday night’s drawing to claim the $450 million MEGA MILLIONS jackpot. The retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus commission for selling the jackpot-winning ticket.
The Florida MEGA MILLIONS jackpot winner has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize. However, to elect the one-time, lump-sum cash payment option (in the amount of $281.2 million,) the claim must be filed within 60 days after the winning draw date.
ABOUT MEGA MILLIONS IN FLORIDA
The next MEGA MILLIONS drawing will be held Tuesday, January 9, at 11:00 p.m. ET with an estimated $40 million jackpot. Tickets must be purchased by 10:00 p.m. ET to be eligible for this drawing. MEGA MILLIONS drawings are broadcast on 17 carrier stations throughout the state. Drawings are also available for viewing on the Florida Lottery website. Winning numbers are available on the Lottery website, at retailers statewide and by phone at (850) 921-PLAY.
Since joining MEGA MILLIONS in 2013, the game has generated more than $294 million for education, and has awarded more than $296 million in prizes to 38.6 million players.
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