While the rest of us are having a typical spring day, this lucky Mega Millions ticket holder just became $348.6 million richer.
Wow. What a day they must be having.
A single ticket holder from Pennsylvania has just won $515 million after the winning ticket was drawn at 10:59 p.m. on Friday. The exact location in Pennsylvania has remained disclosed reports Fox News.
The winning numbers were 6, 9, 17, 18, 48, and the gold Mega ball was 8.
Although the person won a cool $515 million, they will only (as if it isn’t a lot) take home $348.6 million if they choose the cash option. I think we could settle for that… This is the highest amount won by a Pennsylvania resident since it became a Mega Millions participant in 2010. In addition, the reason the jackpot was so much was due to no one winning during Tuesday’s drawing.
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Furthermore, this payout is the ninth largest since Mega Millions’ inception in 2002. The most significant amount won by a lucky single ticket owner was $1.537 billion in 2018.
You know what? Lucky just doesn’t seem like the right word here.
There have also been 21 jackpots worth more than $300 million so far.
But before you go buying a ton of tickets to try your luck, Today reports that the odds of winning are 1 in 303 million for Mega Millions.
This is the second Mega Millions win so far in 2021. The first was claimed by a Michigan resident, as the prize surpassed $1 billion in January. Billion… with a B.
The jackpot for the next lottery drawing will start off at $20 million, or $13.5 million in cash.
Mega Millions officials note that Friday night’s drawing produced 1,702,748 winners of other Mega Millions prizes, including ten ticket-holders who won $30,000 each and 43 who each won $10,000 prizes.
While most people were green with envy from someone else winning the ridiculously massive payout, a few had nice things to share about the Pennsylvania residents’ success.
“Good for you!!!! Love it when someone prospers, hell yeah. Spend wisely, love unconditionally & God Bless You! ❤️👍🏻💯👏🏻👏🏻” said one person on social media, while another said, “Wow!!! Awesome! Happy for that person!!”
To whoever they are, congratulations! Feel free to share the wealth. We will send you our address or Venmo.