Billion Mega Millions Jackpot Claimed by Maine Resident


The second-largest jackpot in Mega Millions history, $1.35 billion, is about to be taken home by a Maine resident, who scooped the winning numbers earlier this week

Without a jackpot winner since Oct. 14., the lottery had reached almost-new heights, which means a big payday for the ticket buyer who chose the numbers 30, 43, 45, 46, 61, and Mega Ball 14

Congratulations to the Maine State Lottery, which has just won its first-ever Mega Millions jackpot," Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald said in a release. "It's the fourth billion-dollar jackpot in Mega Millions history. We thank all our retailers for their hard work during this spectacular run, and our customers for their enthusiasm and support. I hope the fun and excitement Mega Millions has generated inspires a winning attitude in our daily lives and towards everyone we meet. Here's to a good year

The ticket-holder's victory marks the first jackpot win for Maine and is the second-largest victory behind the $1.53 billion won in October 2018. Another $1.337 billion was won in 2022, and the now third-largest Mega Millions jackpot ended with a winner in Des Plaines, about 20 miles northwest of Chicago