This is the fourth largest win ever recorded. The Jackpot win from the lottery the lottery Mega Millions on Friday exceeded the billion mark dollarIts organizer announced on Wednesday. The jackpot for this lottery has been increasing for more than three months, as are the dreams of its players, since no one has managed to guess the correct six numbers in 29 previous draws.
On Friday, just over $1 billion will be at stake, according to a press release from Mega Millions. The group said that after Tuesday night’s draw, an influx of players eager to see if they were too rich caused Mega Millions to crash for about two hours.
Lightning or correct numbers
Chances of winning this tempting sum are only 1 in approximately 303 million. For comparison, the probability of exposure to Lightning It is 1 to 1 million, according to data from US health authorities.
The biggest win ever was $1.586 billion. It was won in January 2016 in the other major American lottery, Powerball, but the spoils were split between three winners. The $1 billion given on Friday represents what the lucky winner would receive if he agreed to extend the payment over 30 years.
20 years of the lottery
If he wanted to get his prize all at once, he would only get a modest amount of 603 million – a portion of it would then get taxes – At the discretion of Mega Millions.
Mega Millions was created in 2002. Its formula was modified several times to reduce the probability of winning the jackpot, which made it possible to regularly increase the jackpot to several hundred million dollars.
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