3rd Biggest US Win: Billion Dollar Jackpot - n-tv.de

The third largest American win
Hit the billion jackpot

A player or syndicate wins the US lottery Mega Millions: It is one of the biggest winnings in the history of the US lottery. Little is known about the winner(s).

In the United States, the jackpot for the American lottery Mega Millions was broken at 1.28 billion US dollars (1.25 billion euros). According to Mega Millions, the ticket was purchased in the US state of Illinois. The player guesses the correct numbers in the Friday drawing: 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and 14 in the special Mega Ball category.

According to Mega Millions, the actual profit is slightly higher than the estimate due to actual sales and is around $1.34 billion (€1.31 billion). The probability of winning the jackpot was about 1 in 303 million.

According to the lottery, the winner can look forward to the second largest win in the game’s 20-year history – only once, in October 2018, a South Carolina player took a higher jackpot ($1.54 billion). According to media reports, this is the third largest lottery win in US history. Lotteries are represented in 44 states as well as Washington DC and the Virgin Islands. Winnings are paid out in annual installments or immediately.

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