The past weekend proved once again just how exciting playing the lottery can be, with both American lottery jackpots being won. Friday evening we saw the sensational $450 Mega Millions jackpot being won, and the legendary US Powerball worth a jaw-dropping $570 million on Saturday night. The best part is – each usa lotto game was won by a single ticket! Meaning there’s no sharing, and there are two incredibly rich American lottery players right now!
Powerball results for Saturday, January, 6, 2018
With the Mega Millions jackpot being won and going down to the minimum jackpot amount of $40 million for this Tuesday, all eyes were on the US Powerball jackpot worth a mind-boggling $570 million on Saturday night. But just a day after a winner took home the $450 million Mega Millions prize, another single ticket scooped the even bigger US Powerball jackpot.
The lucky US Powerball lottery ticket was sold in New Hampshire, matching all he required six numbers to win the mammoth $570 million jackpot.
The cash value of the jackpot would be at least $300 million if taken as a lump sum. The winner may choose to receive the jackpot in 30 annual payments or a one-time payment in cash.
The winning US Powerball numbers were 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and Powerball 26.
Saturday night's prize was the second-largest for a single winner in Powerball history and the seventh-largest in U.S. lottery history.
Mega Millions results for Friday, January, 5, 2018
There’s no denying the fact that the US Powerball and the Mega Millions lottery have once again caused lotto mayhem, with American lottery enthusiasts making sure that they too had a piece of the lotto pie.
But, in the words of Isaac Newton, “What goes up must come down,” though as we saw happen over the weekend:
First up we had the Mega Millions lottery jackpot boasting an unbelievable $450 million up for grabs.
One ticket matched all six numbers in Friday night’s drawing and will claim a $450 million grand prize. The winning ticket was sold in Florida.
The winning ticket was bought at a 7-Eleven convenience store in Port Richey, and the lucky retailer will receive a $100,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The winning Mega Millions lottery numbers to claim the nation’s 10th-largest jackpot were 28-30-39-59-70 and the Mega ball 10.
The identity of the winner was not immediately available. However, under Florida law, the winner cannot remain anonymous. As soon as the winner does come forward to claim their prize, we will update you.
The 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 for $281.2 million the claim must be filed within 60 days, according to lottery officials.
The winner’s name, city of residence and details on the winnings can be made public; however, the winner’s home address and telephone numbers are to be kept “confidential.” If however, the winner played the lottery online, most online lottery retailers keep the identity private.
To date, only three Mega Millions jackpots have been larger than the most recent grand prize: a jackpot of $656 million in 2012; a jackpot of $648 million in 2013; and $536 million in 2016.
With the recent Mega Millions changes that took place in October, American lottery enthusiasts will definitely be seeing big Mega Millions jackpots in the foreseeable future – making the Mega Millions, not only an extremely exciting lottery to play, but to win too!
The jackpots refer to the annuity options for both games, in which payments are made over 29 years. Most winners opt for cash options, which would be $281 million for Mega Millions and $358.5 million for Powerball.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are one in 302.5 million. Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.
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