Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Indiana, worth $540 million

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July 8 (Reuters) - One winning ticket was sold in Indiana in the Mega Millions lottery on Friday, earning the jackpot worth $540 million, the seventh largest in U.S. lottery history, lottery officials said.

The winning numbers - 8, 19, 20, 55, 73 with the Mega Ball 5 - were selected at 11 p.m. EDT, were matched by one ticket, Mega Millions said on its website.

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The Mega Millions game is played in 44 states, Washington, D.C. and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The odds of winning the jackpot were one in nearly 259 million, as of Friday's drawing.

See more from the exciting Mega Millions drawing:

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Mega Millions jackpot drawing July 5 -- (updated with July 8 photos)
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People line up outside Bluebird Liquors in Hawthorne, Calif., to buy lottery tickets Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016. The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to over $500 million. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
An electronic sign at Bluebird Liquors in Hawthorne, Calif., displays lottery jackpots Friday, July 8, 2016. The Mega Millions jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to over $500 million. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
A player fills out lottery slips from texted instructions at Bluebird Liquors in Hawthorne, Calif., Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016. The jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to over $500 million. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Jesus Vaquez issues lottery tickets at Bluebird Liquors in Hawthorne, Calif., as the Mega Millions lottery had reached $540 million by late Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016. The next Mega Millions drawing is this evening, after Wednesday night's drawing did not yield a winner. Bluebird is regarded as a very lucky place to play any form of lottery game. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Vee John takes her lottery tickets at Bluebird Liquors in Hawthorne, Calif., after the Mega Millions lottery had reached $540 million by late Friday afternoon, July 8, 2016. The next Mega Millions drawing is this evening, after Wednesday night's drawing did not yield a winner. Bluebird is regarded as a very lucky place to play any form of lottery game. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)
Chase Hardy buys lottery tickets at a 7-Eleven store, Friday, July 8, 2016, in Newark, N.J. The Mega Millions lottery jackpot for Friday's drawing has soared to over $500 million. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw which reached a jackpot of $415 Million in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Diana Moore buys a Mega Millions lottery ticket Friday, July 1, 2016, in San Diego. Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw which reached a jackpot of $415 Million in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
An electronic billboard displays the current Mega Millions jackpot Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. With slightly better odds than Powerball, it's rare that nearly four months passes without someone winning a Mega Millions jackpot, which has grown from $15 million prize to $454 million since the last winning drawing in March. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
A Mega Millions lottery ticket is printed out of a lottery machine at a convenience store in Chicago, Friday, July 1, 2016. Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Sara Thompson picks numbers for her Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Chicago, Friday, July 1, 2016. Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
A customer shows his lotto tickets purchased at a grocery store, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Miami. Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
A customer fills out a Mega Millions ticket at a local grocery store, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Hialeah, Fla. Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
North Carolina Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center along Interstate 40 near Burlington, N.C., Friday, July 1, 2016. Tonight's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
North Carolina Mega Millions lottery tickets rest on a counter at a Pilot travel center along Interstate 40 near Burlington, N.C., Friday, July 1, 2016. Tonight's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
A Mega Millions ticket comes out of a machine, Friday, July 1, 2016, in Miami. Friday night's Mega Millions drawing will give lottery players a shot at the 10th largest jackpot in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Sales of the $1 tickets fund the hefty prize, which was worth $380 million on Friday evening if a winner chooses an immediate cash payout instead of payments over 30 years.

If no one hits the jackpot on Friday, the jackpot will roll to an estimated $630 million for next Tuesday's drawing, which amounts to the fourth-largest jackpot in U.S. history.

Ticket sales typically increase as the prize grows, lottery officials said. The Mega Millions jackpot has been growing since early March, when a Washington state man snagged $157 million with a winning ticket bought in Seattle.

The current prize is the game's biggest since December 2013, when holders of two tickets sold in California and Georgia shared a $648 million jackpot. The largest Mega Millions jackpot, worth $656 million, was sold the prior year.

Also see some of the past big lottery drawings in U.S. history:

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Biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history
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Biggest lottery jackpots in U.S. history

$390 million (Mega Millions)

Anonymous

March 6, 2007
Winning tickets sold in Georgia and New Jersey

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

$399.4 million (Powerball)

Anonymous

Sept. 18, 2013
Winning ticket sold in South Carolina

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

$414 million (Mega Millions)

Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier

March 18, 2014
Winning tickets sold in Maryland and Florida

(Photo via Mega Millions)

$425.4 million (Powerball)

B. Raymond Buxton

Feb. 19, 2014
Winning ticket sold in California

(Photo via Powerball)

$448.4 million (Powerball)

Paul White, "Ocean's 16" group & Mario Scarnici

Aug. 7, 2013
Winning tickets sold in New Jersey (2) and Minnesota.

(AP Photo/Jim Mone)

$564.1 million (Powerball)

Marie Holmes, TL Management Trust & Anonymous

Feb. 11, 2015
Winning tickets sold in Texas, North Carolina and Puerto Rico

(AP Photo/North Carolina Education Lottery)

$587.5 million (Powerball) 

Cindy and Mark Hill

Nov. 28, 2012
Winning tickets sold in Missouri and Arizona

(Photo via Powerball)

$590.5 million (Powerball)

Gloria C. Mackenzie

May 18, 2013
Winning ticket sold in Florida

(AP Photo/Steve Cannon)

$648 million (Mega Millions)

Ira Curry & Steve Tran

Dec. 17, 2013
Winning tickets sold in Georgia and California

(AP Photo/David Tulis)

$656 million (Mega Millions)

Merle and Patricia Butler & "The Three Amigos"

March 30, 2012
Winning tickets sold in Maryland, Illinois and Kansas

(AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

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