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Maine gets 1st Mega Millions jackpot with $1.35B grand prize

Mega Millions Jackpot
Posted at 12:03 PM, Jan 14, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-14 12:03:47-05

(AP) — Maine scored its first Mega Millions jackpot when a ticket purchased in the state matched the winning numbers for the lottery’s estimated $1.35 billion grand prize.

The Maine State Lottery says the winning ticket was sold at Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine.

The lucky combination of numbers drawn late Friday night were: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and gold Mega Ball 14.

The winner, whose name is not yet known, overcame steep odds of 1 in 302.6 million, which led to three months of drawings without a claim on the jackpot.

The jackpot was the second largest prize for a Mega Millions player.