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The main prize for the Mega Millions lottery in the United States has reached 1.02 billion dollars since Wednesday (Netherlands time), and it has transferred about 1.01 billion euros. It is one of the highest jackpots ever offered by the American lottery.
The jackpot has become so big that there has been no main prize winner since the April 15 draw, although there have been twice weekly draws and there have been 29 drawings since April 15.
Last year, a $1.05 billion jackpot fell on four-player lottery tickets in Michigan. The largest Mega Millions prize was $1.537 billion. He won it in South Carolina in 2018. Biggest amount won in an American lottery fell at the Power Ball in 2016: 1.586 billion dollars. This is still the standard lottery amount in the United States.
Not everyone has a chance to win
Not all players have a chance to win the amount in Mega Millions. Only people who choose to pay their money back in installments over 29 years are eligible. People who do not have this option can win about $602 million in the upcoming lottery. In any case, the chance of winning the main prize is very small: 1 in 302.5 million.
To enter, five numbers between 1 and 70 and a Mega Ball number between 1 and 25 must be chosen. People can also choose numbers at random. If all 6 numbers match, you win the jackpot. Tickets cost $2. The next Mega Millions lottery draw is Friday.