Maine scored its first Mega Millions jackpot on Friday the 13th of January 2023. As a matter of fact, a single ticket purchased at a Hometown Gas & Grill in Lebanon, Maine matched all Mega Millions winning numbers 30-43-45-46-61/14.
It is the very first time a Mega Millions 1st prize is scooped in Maine, so it is quite the event. Even more so as it is Mega Millions second largest jackpot ever awarded.
It took 25 rollovers on the course of over 3 months to rise to that amazing amount. The draw was quite a special one as it happened on a Friday the 13th. What may seem as a bad day for some is definitely a good day for others. For instance, on January 13, 2023, over 7 million players won a Mega Millions prize (all prize-tiers)! This includes 14 lucky winners that matched all numbers but the Mega Ball number and therefore scooped the Mega Millions second prize of $1 Million. It is a shame however that none of these players had selected the Megaplier option during the purchase of their Mega Millions tickets as they would have seen their million dollar double to $2 Million!
Did you know that the Mega Millions lottery awarded 7 jackpots on a Friday the 13th?!
No one has publicly come forward to claim the jackpot yet, but the lucky Mega Millions winner has 1 year to do so. Also, as he bought his ticket in Maine, the winner can chose to remain anonymous by claiming his prize under a trust.