One Winner for the Mega Millions Jackpot

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Published Saturday, March 31, 2018
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by Chris Sorensen

The $521 million Mega Millions grand prize has a single winner following Friday night's drawing.

A ticket purchased in New Jersey holds the winning numbers, 11, 28, 31, 46, 59 and the Mega Ball 1. The lucky winner can choose between a payout of $521 million over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $317 million before taxes.

The prize is the fourth largest in the game's history and comes six years to the day since the game's largest prize - $656 million - was won. That prize was split across three winners in Illinois, Kansas and Maryland. The most recent top Mega Millions top prize was $451 million that went to a person in Florida following the January 5 drawing.

In Colorado, one ticket matched four numbers plus the Mega Ball to win $10,000, and eight others matched four numbers plus the Megaplier 3 to claim $1,500. Thousands of other tickets matched combinations to win amounts ranging from $2 to $600.

For a payout with better odds than playing the lottery, consider these tips.

Colorado Winners

Match

Colorado Winners

Prize

Match 5 + MB

0

Jackpot

Match 5

0

$1,000,000

Match 4 + MB

1

$10,000

Match 4

9

$500

Match 3 + MB

25

$200

Match 3

790

$10

Match 2 + MB

627

$10

Match 1 + MB

4,948

$4

Match 0 + MB

11,975

$2

Megaplier Colorado Winners

Megaplier: 3

Match

Colorado Winners

Prize

Match 5

0

$3,000,000

Match 4 + MB

0

$30,000

Match 4

8

$1,500

Match 3 + MB

21

$600

Match 3

496

$30

Match 2 + MB

373

$30

Match 1 + MB

3,049

$12

Match 0 + MB

7,323

$6