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Megajackpot falls in the US: Maine resident wins $1.35 billion |  Abroad

Megajackpot falls in the US: Maine resident wins $1.35 billion | Abroad

A resident of the US state of Maine hit the huge jackpot of $ 1.35 billion (about 1.24 billion euros). The amount has gone up quite a bit because the price hasn’t gone down in the last 3 months. The lottery ticket has not been won 25 times.

The lucky one, whose name is not yet known, had exactly the number drawn on his ticket: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61, and the giant Golden Ball 14. The chance of winning the colossal amount was extremely small: 1 in 302.6 million. For comparison: the probability that you will be struck by lightning in your life is about 1 in 15,300, which is about 20,000 times greater.

second highest

The $1.35 billion jackpot was the second highest in Mega Millions history, and it is one of the largest jackpot games in the United States, and is played in 45 states. This is the fourth time that a prize worth more than $1 billion has been awarded. The largest jackpot of all time fell in October 2018, at $1.53 billion. That amount went to a winner from South Carolina. It is also the seventh time that a Grand Prize has been awarded on Friday the 13th.

The biggest jackpot out of all the lotteries combined was even higher. This dropped at the end of last year. A person has purchased a Powerball lottery ticket in Los Angeles, USA Then he won a record amount of 2.04 billion dollars (2.02 billion euros).

Conditions

In order to receive the full prize money of 1.35 billion, the winner must receive the amount paid out in annual installments spread over a period of 29 years. However, most winners choose the alternative: getting everything at once. The total amount will then be less. As for the jackpot on Friday, it will come to an estimated $724.6 million.

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In addition to the jackpot, 14 more tickets were sold, resulting in a prize of one million. The next big draw is expected to be around 20 million – or 10.7 million if paid in one go.