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Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Florida

The Pasco County player is the only victor of the fourth largest Mega Millions jackpot in the Florida Lotterys history. The winning numbers for January 5 were the white balls 28, 30, 39, 59 and 70, plus the gold Mega Ball 10.

Recent changes were made to the game which decreased from 1 in 258.9 million to around 1 in 302.6 million, although officials have said the changes will create higher jackpots and give players better odds of winning secondary prizes like $1 million.

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".

This was the fourth largest jackpot in the 15-year history of Mega Millions.

It was not immediately known where the winning ticket was sold.

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Those who missed out will have the chance to cash in with an event bigger prize, as the Powerball jackpot rose to $570 million. More than 21 million tickets were sold for all the prizes. That drawing is Saturday night.

The victor of Friday's Mega Million drawing has not yet been identified.

That would be the fifth-largest jackpot in that game's history.

Saturday's $570 million jackpot is the fifth-largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh-largest US lottery jackpot. Powerball adds Puerto Rico. Powerball odds are one in 292.2 million.

Americans spent $80.5 billion on lottery games a year ago, according to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries.


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