To win the jackpot, a player must correctly pick six numbers - five white balls from 1 to 70 and the yellow "mega ball" from 1 to 25. But raising the number of Mega Balls makes it harder to win the jackpot. Michigan Lottery said the majority of tickets for a jackpot are purchased on the day of the drawing.
Details of where the winning Florida ticket was sold were not immediately available.
A ticket in Lexington for last night's Powerball won the game's second prize of $1 million. Powerball will hold a separate drawing on Saturday for an estimated $430 million jackpot. They say the estimated cash value for Friday's jackpot is $548.6 million.
Mega Millions drawings take place every Tuesday and Friday.
The largest lottery jackpot was a $1.6 billion Powerball prize won in January 2016.
The Mega Millions jackpot is displayed as a customer leaves the Corner Market, on Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, in Lyndhurst, Ohio. In Indiana, on the other hand, the cutoff for buying Mega Millions tickets is 10:44 p.m. ET.
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Mega Millions tickets cost $2 per play and there are a total of nine ways to win a prize, ranging from the jackpot down to $2.
Young said she had played the lottery before, but "only when it's huge", she said.
Of course, more players means a greater chance of splitting the jackpot, and, "If you don't have a ticket, you have zero chance of winning". It's the second largest US jackpot ever, but experts say the higher the payout, the more seem to people buy in, but the less of a chance you have to take home the full amount.