The odds that you'll win the $450 million jackpot in Friday's Mega Millions drawing are really, really bad. The Powerball jackpot also surged, sitting at $550 million, with a $348 million cash option, after no victor Wednesday. The winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and the Mega Ball was 10.
Check your Mega Millions ticket, again! On April 22, 2005, a Port Huron couple, Ralph and Mary Stebbins, won $208 million. "We're looking forward to Saturday's $570 million Powerball jackpot".
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Last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was October 13 and the Powerball last saw a victor October 25.
The victor has 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim the prize and only 60 days to claim the prize as a lump sum of $281.2 million. For an additional $1 per play, players have the opportunity to add a "Megaplier" that can multiply non-jackpot prizes by up to five times. That drawing is Saturday night. Since it began in 1972, the Lottery has contributed more than $20.5 billion to support public education.