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Two Players Win $43 Million Mega Millions Jackpot on Friday 13th

Two Players Win $43 Million Mega Millions Jackpot on Friday 13th

Friday the 13th is considered as unlucky by many, however, two players are now celebrating their good luck and new fortune, having won the Mega Millions jackpot of $43 million in last Friday’s drawing. This is the sixth time that a Mega Millions jackpot has been won on Friday the 13th and is the first time that Rhode Island has produced a jackpot winner in the popular lottery. 

Where were the jackpot winning tickets sold? 

The first winning ticket was sold in Michigan, at a 7-Eleven store located on 3461 Airport Road, Waterford. The ticket matched all five main numbers, which were 2, 7, 18, 26, 31, and the Mega Ball number 12, to scoop the top prize. The second ticket was sold in Rhode Island, at Martins Petroleum, which is located on 481 Warren Avenue, East Providence. Each player will receive $21.5 million.

Where can I view the Mega Millions payouts for the drawing? 

You can view the winning numbers, alongside the payouts and winners per prize in each tier by visiting the Mega Millions Numbers for October 13th page. In total, there were 1,010,833 prize winners in the drawing. One player in New York, is now $1 million richer, having matched five main numbers, just the Mega Ball short of the top prize.

What happens next? 

The wait is on for the two jackpot winners to come forward and claim their prize. The winners have the option to receive their jackpot prize winnings as a one-time lump sum payment, or they can choose to receive the full jackpot value, paid out over 29 years. In both Rhode Island and Michigan, winning ticket holders have one year to claim their Mega Millions prize. You can check the time you have to claim a prize in your state on the Where to Claim page. 

When is the next Mega Millions drawing? 

The Mega Millions jackpot has reset to $15 million and the next drawing is on Tuesday, October 17th at 23.00 EST in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’re struggling to choose your numbers, you can try using the handy Number Generator.

More details will be revealed soon about the latest winners, so make sure to check back for further updates. You can also follow @MegaMillionsUS, to get the latest news, straight to your feed. 

Page Last Updated: 16/10/2017 11:19:56