Mega Millions winning numbers: 28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and Gold Mega Ball 10
Mega Millions players who rushed out to snap up tickets ahead of Friday night's drawing -- some in areas facing frigid temperatures after a Northeast snowstorm -- are now seeing if they are big winners. Six numbers were chosen from a drum just after 11 p.m. ET.
Up for grabs was a cool $450 million jackpot.
Winning Mega Millions numbers
28, 30, 39, 59, 70 and Gold Mega Ball 10
Friday night's Megaplier was 3x.
If you take the jackpot cash option, you'll bring home $281 million.
How to play
According to the Mega Millions website, players may pick six numbers from two separate pools of numbers: five different numbers from 1 to 70 and one number from 1 to 25.
Lottery officials also increased the jackpot of Powerball, the other national lottery game, to $570 million. That drawing will be Saturday night.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot is 1 in 302.5 million. Powerball has odds of 1 in 292.2 million.
Both games are played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Puerto Rico also participates in Powerball.
The average American spends about $200 a year on lottery tickets, although residents of some states spend far more. According to a study by LendEDU, the average Massachusetts resident spends $735 annually on lottery tickets, while those in Delaware or New York are likely spending about $400 a year, or $33 per month.