NEW YORK (WABC) – We are still waiting for someone to declare it $1.35 Billion Mega Millions Jackpotbut four people in New York won $1 million
Those winning tickets were sold on the East Side of Manhattan, Long Island City, Newburgh and Plainview.
Players who won $1 million played the first five balls but missed the mega ball.
There were 14 other tickets that won $1 million across the country.
In Maine, the owner of Hometown Gas and Grill in Lebanon is desperate to find out who bought the lucky ticket at his store.
“Your wheels are starting to turn. I got word from the lottery commission early this morning. I checked my tickets right after. I’m excited to find out who it is. I hope it’s a local guy who’s confident to use,” said Fred Cotro. .
If the winner chooses the cash option for their jackpot, they will still receive a whopping $724.6 million.
The following numbers were drawn late Friday night: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and Gold Mega Ball 14.
The jackpot has been rolling since the last win on Oct. 14, when the $502 million prize was split between winning tickets in California and Florida.
This 26-draw jackpot drawing comes to a close with 7,072,832 winning tickets for all nine prize levels in the January 13 drawing alone, including the jackpot ticket. Fourteen tickets matched all five white balls to win the game’s second tier prize of $1 million. Four were sold in New York, two in California and one each in Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions drawing are very small and are almost 303 million.
Friday night’s jackpot win was the seventh on a Friday the 13th since the game began in 2002 and the first on such a day since October 2017.
Michigan has been especially lucky with Friday the 13th Mega Millions jackpots, winning four of them (June 2008, May 2011, June 2014 and October 2017). This 2017 jackpot was shared with a winner in Rhode Island. Other Friday the 13th jackpots have been won in New York (March 2009) and Ohio (November 2015). However, none of them came close to the $1.35 billion won this time.
Thanks to these actions, nine of the 10 biggest lottery prizes have been won since 2017.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Powerball drawings are also broadcast here on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:59 p.m
Mega millions drawings air Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m
The New York Lottery is the largest and most profitable in North America, donating billions of dollars to support education in New York State.
Revenue is distributed to local school districts using the same statutory formula used to distribute other state education aid. According to the New York Lottery, the formula takes into account both school district size and income level; larger, lower-income school districts receive a proportionally larger share of lottery funding.
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