Someone might start off 2019 a whole lot richer.
The jackpot had been rolling since October 23, when a prize of $1.537 billion was won in SC. The whopping sum is the game's eighth-largest jackpot. Mega Millions says that the cash option for this jackpot is $254.6 million. Six tickets in Friday's Mega Millions drawing matched the five numbers, but not the Mega Ball, according to reports. It was purchased at a gas station on Long Island in NY.
The jackpot ticket was sold in Glen Head, on Long Island, at Brookville Auto Service.
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But there was no mention of Bolsonaro's post-election declaration of the embassy move during Friday's press conference. Trump's National Security Advisor John Bolton said the U.S. president and Bolsonaro were "like-minded" individuals.
Huang said he hasn't gotten word yet on who the lucky victor is - but that a lot of locals stop by to pick up their tickets. The only other January 1 victor was in Texas in 2008.
If the money isn't claimed by late April, the money will return to the 44 states that hold Mega Millions lotteries.
An advertisement for the Mega Millions lottery is seen June 23, 2005 in San Francisco, California.