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Someone won the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot

Someone in Florida is having a very good start to 2018. According to the Mega Millions website, one lucky person in the state bought a winning ticket for Friday's drawing for the $450 million Mega Millions jackpot, matching all six numbers. This was the fourth largest jackpot prize in the game's history, and the winning numbers were 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, and the Mega Millions ball was 10.

If the winner decides to claim their prize all at once, they'll receive $281 million in cash. Another drawing for an even bigger amount — the $570 million Powerball jackpot — will happen Saturday night. Just a reminder, though: Your odds of winning are, um, slim — about one in 290 million, to be precise.

Good luck?