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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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
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
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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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$390 million (Mega Millions)

Anonymous

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

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$399.4 million (Powerball)

Anonymous

Sept. 18, 2013
Winning ticket sold in South Carolina

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$414 million (Mega Millions)

Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier

March 18, 2014
Winning tickets sold in Maryland and Florida

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$425.4 million (Powerball)

B. Raymond Buxton

Feb. 19, 2014
Winning ticket sold in California

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$587.5 million (Powerball) 

Cindy and Mark Hill

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

(Photo via Powerball)

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