The winning ticket in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing was sold in Maine
It looks like Friday the 13th was lucky for one Mega Millions player.
There was one winning ticket that matched all five numbers plus the gold Megaball to win the jackpot worth an estimated $1.35 billion, with a cash value of $724.6 million.
This is the second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history.
The numbers drawn were: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 Gold Mega Ball: 14 Megaplier: 2x
It took 26 drawings before there was a jackpot winner.
The winning ticket was sold in Maine.
There were also 14 winning tickets that matched the five white balls worth $1 million each.
There was a staggering $1.337 billion won in Illinois on July 29.
Two people on one winning ticket in Des Plaines, Illinois, claimed the winnings of the jackpot in July. They chose to receive the cash option of $780.5 million.
The current record jackpot is $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mega Millions $1.35B jackpot is the game’s second-highest
Mega Millions cash option is an estimated $707.9M
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has risen once again to an estimated $1.35 billion.
There was no winner in the latest drawing on Tuesday night.
The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 14, 15, and 18. The gold Mega Ball was 9.
“Now at $1.35 billion, the Mega Millions jackpot is moving up and making history as the second highest Mega Millions jackpot ever,” Pat McDonald, Ohio lottery director and lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said in a statement on Wednesday.
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State income taxes will mean a multimillion-dollar difference in the amount you keep
The million-dollar question for many players in Friday night’s $1.35 billion Mega Millions lottery drawing is — where do you live?
Your state of residence could be worth millions of dollars of tax savings on your winnings.
Winners all have to pay 37% federal income tax, amounting to $499.5 million over the life of the annuity at current tax rates. The cash payout is estimated at $707.9 million, which would produce a one-time tax bill of $261.9 million without considering other income, deductions, and credits.
The max federal rate kicks in when single filers have more than $539,900 in taxable income or $647,850 if married and filing jointly. Those are the 2022 IRS tax brackets.
Since the lottery prize will be won in 2023 the brackets will be slightly higher due to an adjustment for inflation.