Mega Millions Ticket With All Six Numbers Sold in Maine


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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A ticket with all six numbers in Friday evening's multi- state Mega Millions draw was sold in Maine and the ticket holder will have the choice between receiving the estimated $1.35 billion jackpot in 30 graduated payments over 29 years or a lump sum payment of $724.6 million.

The jackpot was the fourth-largest in U.S. history.

The numbers drawn Friday were 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and the Mega number was 14.

The drawing was the 26th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold.

There were 14 tickets sold with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, including two in California, one at a supermarket in Riverside, the other at a gas station in Burlingame, the California Lottery announced. They are each worth $928,260.

The other 12 tickets with five numbers, but missing the Mega number, are each worth $1 million. California law requires major payoffs of lottery games to be paid on a pari-mutuel basis.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number is 1 in 302,575,350, according to the Multi-State Lottery Association, which conducts the game. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.

The Mega Millions game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.

The jackpot for Tuesday's drawing will be $20 million.

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