The winning numbers drawn Friday night to claim the nation's 10th largest jackpot in any lottery and the 4th largest Mega Millions jackpot in the competition's history were 28-30-39-59-70-10.
And that's prompting people to buy more tickets rather than just one.
Both the Mega Millions ($450 million) and Powerball ($570 million) jackpots continue to rise ahead of their upcoming drawings.
The jackpot victor can choose a cash option and receive $281 million.
Storm system brings snow, ice to Florida
According to the Weather Channel , the NWS in Tallahasse had to issue a winter storm warning for the first time in four years. Thursday morning through late evening, wind gusts are likely to reach over 50 miles per hour along the coastline.
This NBA Coach Is A Proponent Of California's Legalized Marijuana
In Los Angeles, at New Amsterdam Naturals, a licensed medical marijuana shop, the management declined a request for comment. Attorney Bob Troyer's lead: He said Thursday he would make no changes to the way he handles marijuana cases in his state.
Sears to close 24 auto centers
In the NY area, the Sears located in Hicksville, on Long Island, is expected to close, as well as one in Toms River, New Jersey. Sears Holdings goes on to say that employees affected by the closures will be able to apply to nearby Kmart and Sears Stores.
A single ticket in Florida won the $450 million jackpot.
The chances of holding a Mega Millions ticket with the winning numbers are about 1 in 302.6 million, while the odds of winning Powerball's jackpot stand at 1 in 292.2 million. Numbers will be drawn Saturday night for the seventh-largest jackpot in US history - $570 million before taxes.
The victor has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize and only 60 days to claim the prize as a lump sum of $281.2 million.
Powerball and Mega Millions tickets are available at Hoosier Lottery retailers. Each Mega Millions play is only $2. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $20.5 billion to support public education.