Winning numbers for the $1.35 Billion Mega Millions prize
(ABC 6 News) – The numbers for an estimated $1.35 billion Mega Millions jackpot were drawn and now all hopeful players can do is wait until word of a possible winner.
It’s now the fourth-largest lottery prize in U.S. history. If there isn’t a winner Friday night, the jackpot will inch closer to the record $2.04 billion Powerball prize won last November in California.
It usually takes hours after the drawing for Mega Millions officials to determine whether there is a jackpot winner.
The $1.35 billion prize would be for a winner who takes an annuity with annual payments over 29 years. Winners almost always choose the cash option, which for Friday night’s drawing would be an estimated $724.6 million.
The long stretch without a Mega Millions jackpot winner is because of the game’s steep odds of 1 in 302.6 million.
The numbers drawn late Friday night were: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and gold Mega Ball 14.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as in Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands