# Is there anybody who took home the \$1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot?

It is the second-largest jackpot ever won in the history of the Mega Millions lottery, and It is the fourth-largest lottery reward ever won in the United States.
The Mega Millions jackpot is expected to reach an estimated \$1.35 billion in 2023, making It the fourth-largest lottery reward in the history of the United States. Americans are taking lottery enthusiasm into the new year.

On Friday, January 13, 2018, the winning numbers were 30-43-45-46-61, while the gold Mega Ball number was 14.

## It was not immediately clear if anybody had been successful in winning the prize.

Since October 14, no one has been able to match all six of the numbers and win the top prize. Because there was no winner in any of the previous 25 draws, the grand prize has been permitted to roll over and accumulate more money over the last three months.

Given that the chances of winning Mega Millions are one in 302.6 million, It should not come as a surprise that the game has not produced a winner in such a lengthy period of time.

A winner will get the 1.35 billion dollar reward if they choose for an annuity with yearly instalments spread out over 29 years. The cash option is nearly always chosen by winners, and for Friday night’s drawing, the cash option would be worth an estimated \$724.6 million.

If no one claims the prize of 1.35 billion dollars on Friday, Mega Millions will continue to set new marks for the largest payout ever offered in a single lottery game.

The jackpot that is being offered right now is the second-highest in the history of Mega Millions. The jackpot that was won in October 2018 was worth \$1.537 billion. In the event that nobody claims the prize during Friday’s drawing, the jackpot for the next drawing on Tuesday has a chance of breaking the previous high.

Players are also being enticed to participate in Powerball by the ever-increasing jackpot, which has already reached \$404 million for Saturday’s drawing.

Powerball has the next two greatest jackpot prizes, which are both worth \$1.586 billion and \$2.04 billion respectively.

## What are some of the biggest prizes that have ever been won in a US lottery?

1. Powerball jackpot of \$2.04 billion on November 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)
2. The Powerball jackpot on January 13, 2016, was \$1.586 billion (three tickets, from California, Florida, and Tennessee)
3. The Mega Millions jackpot on October 23, 2018, was \$1.537 billion (one ticket, from South Carolina)
4. A prize of \$1,337.2 million in the Mega Millions jackpot on July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)
5. A jackpot of \$1.05 billion for the Mega Millions game on January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)
6. The Powerball jackpot on March 27, 2019, was worth \$768.4 million (one ticket, from Wisconsin)
7. Powerball jackpot of \$758.7 million on August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)
8. Powerball jackpot of \$731,100,000 on January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)
9. Powerball jackpot of \$699.8 million on October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)
10. The Powerball jackpot for October 27, 2018, was 687.8 million dollars (two tickets, from Iowa and New York)