NEW YORK (WABC) – One ticket holder in Maine will be celebrating a very happy new year after that ticket became the only one to match all six numbers drawn in Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing.

The prize is valued at $1.35 billion ($724.6 million in cash), making it the second largest jackpot in the history of the game!

The following numbers were drawn late Friday night: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and Gold Mega Ball 14.

The jackpot is the second largest in Mega Millions history!

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.

For matching four white balls plus Mega Ball 164 tickets have a third level win. Of those, 27 included the optional Megaplier (available in most states with an additional $1 purchase), which was 2x Friday night; they cost $20,000 each. The remaining 137 winning second tier tickets take home the standard prize of $10,000.

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.

Here’s a look at the top 10 US jackpots that have been won and the states where the winning tickets were sold:

1. $2.04 billion, Powerball, November 8, 2022 (one ticket, from California)

2. $1.586 billion, Powerball, January 13, 2016 (three tickets from California, Florida and Tennessee)

3. $1.537 billion, Mega Millions, October 23, 2018 (one ticket, from South Carolina)

4. $1.35 billion, Mega Millions, January 13, 2023 (one ticket from Maine)

5. $1.337 billion, Mega Millions, July 29, 2022 (one ticket, from Illinois)

6. $1.05 billion, Mega Millions, January 22, 2021 (one ticket, from Michigan)

7. $768.4 million, Powerball, March 27, 2019 (one ticket, from Wisconsin)

8. $758.7 million, Powerball, August 23, 2017 (one ticket, from Massachusetts)

9. $731.1 million, Powerball, January 20, 2021 (one ticket, from Maryland)

10. $699.8 million, Powerball, October 4, 2021 (one ticket, from California)

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The credit for the recent big prizes really comes down to math – and more complicated odds.

In the fall of 2017, lottery officials approved changes to Mega Millions that significantly increased the odds from one in 258.9 million to one in 302.6 million. They made similar changes to the Powerball in October 2015, reducing the odds from one in 175.2 million to one in 292.2 million.

The idea was that by making the jackpot less common, ticket revenue could grow week after week, creating giant prizes that would attract attention and attract more players to hit the $100 million or $200 million jackpots.

In August 2021, Powerball also added a third weekly drawing, which allowed the jackpot to increase and grow even faster as people had more chances to play and lose. Mega Millions is stuck with two weekly drawings.

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.

WATCH: New York State Lottery drawings daily at 2:30pm and 10:30pm and Wednesdays and Saturdays at 8:15pm.

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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