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Florida claims Mega Millions jackpot winner, Powerball sits at $570 million

Posted: 1:14 PM, Jan 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-06 13:56:57Z

(KGTV) - More than $1 billion is up for grabs Friday and Saturday with a pair of lottery jackpots in the Mega Millions and Powerball drawings.

The Mega Millions draw, originally estimated for $445 million, rose Friday to an estimated $450 million due to higher than expected sales. 

The prize is now the 11th-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

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The Powerball jackpot rose this week to $570 million, making it the 7th-largest jackpot in lottery history.

Players had until 7:45 p.m. Friday night to buy Mega Millions tickets. The deadline to buy Powerball tickets is 7:00 p.m. Saturday night.

Friday night's Mega Millions numbers: 28-30-39-59-70 Mega Ball: 10 Megaplier: 3

Shortly before 11 p.m. the Mega Millions website  confirmed that there was one jackpot winner in Florida. The California lottery confirmed that there also a lucky ticket in Daly City, where someone matched five of the six winning numbers. 

If a California Lottery retailer sells a winning ticket, the business will receive one-half of one percent of the jackpot total, up to $1 million.