Washington: A lucky US lotto player has won one of the biggest prizes ever, the more than $1.3 billion Mega Millions jackpot, US lottery officials confirmed Saturday.
According to the official Mega Millions site, one Midwest Illinois ticket holder (yet unidentified) had 6 magic numbers and won an estimated $1.337 billion jackpot .
Pat McDonald, lead director of the Mega Millions Consortium, said on the group’s website: “We would love to know who won and look forward to congratulating the winners soon!”
The Grand Prize has grown steadily and inspired the dreams of winners across the country for more than three months. The prize had not been claimed in the previous 29 draws.
According to US government data, the odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 303 million, and the odds of being struck by lightning are much higher than the 1 in 1 million.
Friday’s total fell short of the world record of $1.586 billion set by Powerball, another US national lottery, in January 2016, but it was won by three winners. was divided into
The October 2018 Mega Millions draw was the second-highest ever, with a record $1.5 billion for a single player.
The $1.337 billion figure in Friday’s drawing represents the total amount a winner would be entitled to if they received the prize in 30 years of pension division.
Mega Millions estimates the total would drop to $780.5 million if the lucky ones instead chose to receive the prize as a one-time cash payment.
Taxes gobble up a good deal, but leave the winners with an unimaginably large pot.
Winners are generally advised to seek the assistance of a financial advisor immediately, even before claiming the prize.
Financial planner Robert Pagliarini also advises big winners to “take a break from the madness of the situation” and reflect on what parts of their lives they “don’t want to change.”
Mega Millions is played in 45 US states. Friday’s winning numbers: 13-36-45-57-67 and 14.
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