The US lottery prize Mega Millions fell on a single ticket from a Michigan resident on Friday. Thus, the lucky man can attribute to his account the third largest prize in the country’s history: more than one billion dollars (about 821 million euros).
The winner can choose to accept up to $ 740 million in a single session or receive the full amount over the next 30 years. Ten more Americans will get at least $ 1 million.
In Mega Millions, players have to choose six numbers that can win them rewards. To win the jackpot, the device must select all of these numbers. This opportunity is about 1 in 302.5 million, as the organization writes on its own website. On Friday, the grand prize fell to numbers 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and 24.
The amount players can win increases with each draw. The value of the jackpot that fell on Friday was very high, because the last time someone won the maximum amount was in September. The grand prize will be approximately $ 20 million in the next draw. The ticket costs $ 2.
Residents can only distribute twice as much money. In 2016, three players won nearly $ 1.6 billion in the Powerball lottery, while two years later one person won more than $ 1.5 billion in the Mega Millions lottery.
Earlier this week, another American became a millionaire in one fell swoop when he fell for the lottery jackpot in Powerball. Then $ 731 million was paid out.