There is victory and then there is a big victory. One lucky Michigan lottery player scored a big win Friday night – $ 1 billion larger.
According to the organizers, Friday’s Mega Millions Jackpot was the most valuable lottery jackpot ever.
According to Mega Millions, one ticket won an estimated prize of all six numbers – 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, and $ 24 billion. The yet-to-be-recognized winner can choose between a long-term payment or a $ 739.6 million lump sum payment before taxes.
The chances of winning were 1 in 302,575,350.
It is the third largest lotto jackpot since 2016. The record $ 1.586 billion Powerball jackpot went to three people from Tennessee, Florida and California, each with 2016 winning numbers. The biggest single jackpot winner hit the Mega Millions number for 1.537 billion. At the end of 2018.
The Mega Millions Jackpot has been climbing in value since September, when it was reset to $ 20 million after winning $ 120 million. Mega Millions officials said in a statement, it was the longest stretch in the history of the game.
Jackpot gains have been slow, partly because fewer people are playing during the epidemic. Mega Millions is available in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.
On Wednesday, a single ticket sold at a convenience store in Lonaconing, Maryland, collided with all six numbers in the Powerball jackpot. The win is worth $ 716.3 paid over 30 years or a cash prize of $ 546.8 million.