PORT RICHEY A 7-Eleven in Pasco County sold the winning lottery ticket for $450 million, the Florida Lottery announced Saturday.
The winning ticket matched all six of the numbers - 28,30,39,59,70 and the Mega Ball was 10 - drawn on Friday.
Powerball and Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed on January 3, 2018 in San Anselmo, California. Numbers will be drawn Saturday night for the seventh-largest jackpot in US history - $570 million before taxes.
Going into the weekend, both Mega Millions and Powerball, the other national lottery game, were stoking their jackpots because of a string of no-wins.
There were also eight Match 5 winners from across the country, with California, Massachusetts, Tennessee and Virginia all holding a single victor, while Oklahoma and Texas featured two apiece for a prize of $1 million.
The biggest Powerball jackpot ever won was $590.5 million claimed by one ticket-holder in Florida in 2013.
The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, although residents of some states spend far more. However, under Florida law, the person can not remain anonymous. Powerball adds Puerto Rico. The cash option for Saturday's jackpot is about $359 million. The cash option for Friday's jackpot is about $281 million.
"When the jackpots reach these levels, everyone starts to daydream about what they would do if they won", Gordon Medenica, Mega Millions lead director, said in a statement.