One winner takes home  US$1.3 billion in Mega Millions jackpot

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31st July 2022 – (Washington) The jackpot grew steadily over the three months and 30 unsuccessful draws. This is the biggest win in history in the country.

It’s one of the biggest payouts in American lottery history: A winning ticket won Friday night’s jackpot worth more than US$1.33 billion, organizers announced on Saturday. “Mega Millions players, check your tickets! We have a winner (…) in Illinois. Stay tuned for more details!tweeted the east-central state’s lottery. “We can’t wait to find out who won and hope to congratulate the winner soon!“, added in a press release Pat McDonald, a manager of Mega Millions.

The jackpot was initially estimated at US$1.28 billion, but “the final value was higher than the estimate based on actual sales, Mega Millions explained. Friday’s 1.337 billion represents what the lucky winner would get if they agreed to spread the payment over 30 years. If he wishes to receive his prize all at once, he will only receive 780 million – part of which would then be deducted by taxes – according to an estimate by Mega Millions.