# Are you going to be the fortunate winner tonight?

If you played the Mega Millions game on Friday, your numbers might make You the fortunate winner of the \$1.35 billion jackpot.

Take a look at your numbers and make sure you have your tickets. After a winner claimed the first jackpot of \$494 million on October 14, the Mega Millions lotto jackpot has continued to climb since then.

## The following are the winning numbers from the drawing held on Friday:

30-43-45-46-61; Mega Ball: 14; Megaplier: 2X

The jackpot for the drawing is expected to be about \$1.35 billion. The monetary option comes to around 724.6 million dollars. If no one is lucky enough to win, the amount of the jackpot will increase for the next drawing. There is a one in 302,575,350 chance that a player will walk away with the jackpot, as stated on the game’s official website.

Players have the option of selecting six numbers from two distinct pools of numbers (five unique numbers ranging from 1 to 70 and one number ranging from 1 to 25), or they may choose the Easy Pick option. When a player’s numbers match all six of the ones that were drawn, that player takes home the jackpot.

Winners of the jackpot have the option of taking their winnings in a single lump amount or receiving 30 yearly instalments, each of which is five per cent more than the previous one.

The draws for Mega Millions take place twice a week, on Tuesdays and Fridays, and the game is available in 45 states, as well as the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands. Each ticket is priced at \$2.

Good luck!

The Mega Millions jackpot is now sitting at \$1.35 billion as Friday the 13th approaches. Verify the numbers.
In the event that there is a winner on January 13, 2023, it will bring the total number of billion-dollar lotteries won on that day to 2.

## What’s going to happen next?

On Friday the 13th, players will have the opportunity to win a portion of the \$1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

On Tuesday night, nobody was able to claim the then-\$1.1 billion Mega Millions prize. On Tuesday, one of the winning numbers was 13, which was only a coincidence. In addition, if there is a winner for the drawing on January 13, it will be seven years since the last time someone won a billion-dollar lottery prize. The \$1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was split among three lucky winners on January 13, 2016, and one of the winners was from Melbourne Beach (see list below). Contrary to popular belief, Friday the 13th and the number 13 are not regarded to be good omens or lucky numbers, but the number 7 is.

One more interesting fact to bring up: In the course of their respective histories, the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots each reached one billion dollars on six separate occasions. If a winner is found this month, on Friday the 13th or in the weeks that follow, then three of the billion-dollar jackpot awards will have been claimed in the month of January.

For this unofficial holiday, the big prize has increased to an expected cash payment of \$724.6 million, making it one of the most valuable prizes in the world.

In the event that you choose to participate:

Participating in the Mega Millions drawing in the state of Florida? This is what you need to know, so here it is:

## Who won and where the winning tickets were purchased for the top 10 lottery jackpots, including Powerball and Mega Millions’ greatest payouts?

After the January 6 drawing resulted in no winning tickets, the Mega Millions jackpot climbed beyond one billion dollars for the fourth time in the game’s history. This occurred during the previous week. The jackpot that was up for grabs on Tuesday night was the third-largest ever for a Mega Millions drawing, while the jackpot that was up for grabs on January 6 was worth \$940 million. There was some good news despite the fact that the lottery was redrawn. On Tuesday, there were thirteen people who won \$1 million, including one from the state of Florida. There were three winners of Match 5 plus Megaplier game, and another winner was from the state of Florida. The jackpot for Megaplier was three million dollars.

Check your numbers for Friday the 13th: 30-43-45-46-61, and the Mega Ball was 14.

The draws for the Mega Millions take place every Tuesday and Friday at eleven o’clock at night Eastern Standard Time.

The following are some of the most commonly asked questions about the lottery’s Mega Millions, Powerball, and chances, respectively.

## How much is the jackpot for the Mega Millions lotto on January 13 this year?

1,35 billion dollars, plus a cash option of 724.6 million dollars

## Is the Mega Millions jackpot of \$1.35 billion one of the highest amounts ever won?

Yes. The rollover on January 10 brought it one step closer to the number one position. This is the second-largest prize ever won in the Mega Millions game (so far). Additionally, the prize comes in at number three on the list of the top ten highest jackpots ever won in a lottery.

## How many times has the Mega Millions jackpot been rolled over?

Since October 18th, this Mega Millions jackpot has continued to roll over. Prior to that, two tickets for the drawing that took place on October 14 were purchased: one at a 7-Eleven store in Fort Myers, and the other in California. The prize of \$494 million was divided among the winners.

How likely is it that I will win the Mega Millions jackpot?
The official website for Mega Millions states that there is a one in 302,575,350 chance that you will match all five white balls in addition to the gold Mega Ball. The jackpot for the grand prize might vary anywhere from two dollars (for correctly matching the Mega Ball) to an undetermined amount.

## Are the names of Florida lottery winners kept confidential?

Winners of the Florida Lottery are not permitted to maintain their privacy, as stated on the organization’s official website: “Florida law mandates that the Florida Lottery provide records containing information such as the winner’s name, city of residence; game won, date won, and amount won to any third party who requests the information.”

On the other hand, the website states that as of May 25, 2022, “names of lottery winners claiming prizes of \$250,000 or greater will be temporarily exempt from public disclosure for 90 days from the date the prize is claimed unless otherwise waived by the winner.” This provision will remain in place until May 25, 2022.

## What is the record for the greatest prize ever won in a U.S. lottery?

In November, the amount of the greatest lottery prize ever offered reached \$2.04 billion. A few days before to the drawing, it was predicted that the jackpot would be worth \$1.9 billion, but because of increased purchases of lottery tickets, it is now expected to be worth more than \$2 billion. The winning entry was a single ticket that was bought in the state of California.

## What are the top ten jackpots that have ever been won in Mega Millions?

The following are the top 10 Mega Millions jackpots as of the 13th of January, 2023, according to the website for the game:

• A total of 522 million dollars — the 5th of June in 2019; California
• \$533,000,000.00—March 30, 2018; the State of New Jersey
• 536 million dollars – the 6th of July, 2016; Indiana
• 543 million dollars — the 24th of July, 2018; California
• \$648 million — the 17th of December in 2013, for the states of California and Georgia
• 656 million dollars — the 30th of March in 2012; Illinois, Kansas, and Maryland
• One point five billion dollars; January 22nd, 2021; Michigan
• \$1.337 billion — July 29, 2022; Illinois
• An expected total of \$1.35 billion by January 13, 2023? TBD
• \$1.537 billion as of October 23, 2018, for the state of South Carolina

## What are the top 10 highest jackpots that have ever been won in Powerball?

The following is a list of the top ten Powerball jackpots as of the 13th of January, 2023:

• \$587.5 million — Nov. 28, 2012; Arizona and Missouri 9. \$590.5 million — May 18, 2013; Florida
• \$632.6 million on January 5, 2022, for the states of California and Wisconsin
• 687.8 million dollars On the 27th of October in 2018, for Iowa and New York
• \$699.8 million on October 4, 2021; California 5. \$731.1 million on January 20, 2021
• Maryland 4. \$758.7 million on August 23, 2017
• Massachusetts 3. \$768.4 million on March 27, 2019; Wisconsin 6.
• \$1,586,000,000,000 on January 13, 2016, for the states of California, Florida, and Tennessee
• \$2.04 billion on November 7th, 2022, for the state of California

## What are the top ten jackpots that have ever been won in the lottery?

As of the 13th of January in 2023, the following Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots were among the top 10 largest lottery prizes in the history of the United States.

• Six hundred and ninety-eight million dollars — October 4, 2021; California
• 731,1 million dollars — January 20, 2021; the State of Maryland
• \$758.7 million — Aug. 23, 2017; Massachusetts
• 768.4 million dollars — the 27th of March in 2019; Wisconsin
• One point five billion dollars; January 22nd, 2021; Michigan
• \$1.337 billion — July 29, 2022; Illinois
• An expected total of \$1.35 billion by January 13, 2023? TBD
• \$1,537,000,000.00—October 23, 2018; State of South Carolina
• \$1,586,000,000,000 on January 13, 2016, for the states of California, Florida, and Tennessee
• \$2.04 billion on November 7th, 2022, for the state of California