The numbers for the winning ticket of the $1.28 billion mega millions


(CW44 News At 10 | CNN) — The winning numbers for Friday’s Mega Millions draw estimated at $1.28 billion were 13-36-45-57-67 with a Mega Ball of 14.

Friday’s jackpot was the lottery’s second-largest prize in its 20-year history, and had a cash value of $742.2 million.

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The next draw is Tuesday at 11:00 PM ET, according to the lottery website.

The Mega Millions jackpot record is $1,537 billion won by a single ticket sold in South Carolina in 2018. That is the second largest jackpot for any US lottery game, although according to Mega Millions it is the largest lottery prize in the world won with just one ticket. .

The largest jackpot of any US lottery game was $1.586 billion – a January 13, 2016 Powerball prize shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

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Timothy Schultz, who won a $28 million Powerball jackpot in 1999 and now hosts a lottery podcast, told CNN that winning “can really turn your life upside down.”

He said that after checking his numbers in the paper and realizing he had won, some of the first phone calls he made were with lawyers and financial advisers.

“It can change pretty much everything, relationships, your ability to live a life,” he said. “I think it can buy time, which can be invaluable. And you know, it’s one of the most surreal life-changing things that can happen to anyone.”

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He said that working with a financial advisor will benefit people who have no experience with millions because an advisor will help the winners understand what they can realistically do with the profits.

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Schultz said he didn’t consider himself materialistic before winning, so his most extravagant purchases were some cars and real estate.

“I found that for myself and for a lot of people I’ve met and interviewed, that if you win the lottery jackpot, it enhances, or at least can enhance, your personality. It doesn’t necessarily change who you are,” he said.

He said that although he rarely plays the lottery these days, he did buy one ticket for Friday night’s draw.

Mega Millions jackpots start at $20 million for the annual prize and grow based on game sales and interest rates on 30-year US Treasury bonds. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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There are seven other less valuable prizes that depend on how many and what kind of balls a ticket matches. The odds of winning a $1 million second prize – if a ticket matches the five white balls but not the Mega Millions ball – is 1 in 12,607.36.

Mega Millions tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands, with draws on Tuesday and Friday. Tickets are sold online in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and DC, but the buyer must be located in that state.

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