Mega Millions Results Reveal $ 1.6 Billion Lottery Jackpot Has Only One Winner


THE winning numbers for America’s biggest lottery jackpot have been revealed, with the lucky ticket holder from South Carolina.

Last night’s Mega Millions lottery draw numbers were 5-28-62-65-70 and mega-ball 5.

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Mega Millions has entered historic territory, with the jackpot hitting an all-time world recordCredit: Rex Features

There were feverish ticket sales this week after Mega Millions revealed the colossal grand prize for yesterday’s 1.2 billion pound ($ 1.6 billion) draw.

Lottery officials said a ticket with the winning jackpot numbers had been sold in South Carolina.

“The Mega Millions jackpot was finally won on Tuesday night, and only one lucky ticket holder in South Carolina can claim a massive lottery jackpot – approximately $ 1.6 billion ($ 913.7 million in cash),” confirmed the official lottery website today.

Spokesman Gordon Medenica said: “The moment we were waiting for has finally arrived and we couldn’t be more excited. It is truly a historic occasion.

    Mega Millions said the prize pot was the biggest in history

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Mega Millions said the prize pot was the biggest in historyCredit: EPA

“We are very happy for the winner and we know the South Carolina Education Lottery is looking forward to meeting the proud ticket holder.”

In total, there were 15,750,013 winning tickets on Tuesday night, in addition to the jackpot winner.

California Lottery spokesperson Catherine Doyle-Johnston said the lucky ticket was sold at a Safeway store at 730 Taraval Street in West Portal.

And tickets with the five winning numbers were purchased at seven other stores across the state. Officials do not yet know how much money each will earn.

US Lottery $ 1.6 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot Makes It Biggest Prize in US History

And it was actually possible for the British to get their hands on some banknotes and try their luck at becoming a billionaire.

While physical tickets are only available in US stores, foreign bettors have been able to purchase them from websites like theLotter.

The service uses local agents in America to purchase tickets before sending them to customers around the world.

It charges buyers a transaction fee but takes no commission on winning tickets.

Last night’s draw meant that if a player hit all six numbers, they could opt for an immediate cash payout of $ 904million (£ 798million) – or receive the prize of $ 1.6 billion ( £ 1.2 billion) over 29 years.

    Hopes of winning the lottery flocked to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions draw on October 23.  The jackpot was set at $ 1.6 billion

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Hopes of winning the lottery flocked to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions draw on October 23. The jackpot was set at $ 1.6 billionCredit: Rex Features
    Many stores recorded queues stretching all the way to the door

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Many stores recorded queues stretching all the way to the doorCredit: AP: Associated press

It’s so much money that if you had everything in $ 100 bills, you could stack about as high as the World Trade Center in New York City, the lottery website said.

The colossal purse would also make any lucky winner richer than all the Kardashians put together.

Mega Millions said today that “in addition to the jackpot winner, the sales frenzy produced 36 second prize tickets – each corresponding to the five white balls drawn on Tuesday night.

“Eight were in California, four each in Florida and New York, two each in Massachusetts, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey and Virginia, and one each in Arizona, the District of Columbia, Iowa. , Kentucky, Missouri, New Mexico and Ohio. , Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

    Tuesday's result announced on Twitter, with just one jackpot winner

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Tuesday’s result announced on Twitter, with just one jackpot winner

Based on the sales forecast, 75% of the 302 million possible combinations were to be selected for Tuesday’s draw, the Associated Press reported on Sunday, making it more likely than not that a winner will be drawn.

The odds for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions jackpot were one in 302.5 million, while there is a slightly higher chance – 1 in 292.2 million – of winning the $ 620 million Powerball prize on Wednesday night, AP said.

If there had been no winner, lottery officials said the estimated jackpot would have risen further for Friday’s draw, to $ 2 billion.

For those who didn’t win on Tuesday, today’s separate Powerball lottery prize stands at a respectable $ 620million (£ 476million), making it the fifth-biggest prize in the history of the United States.

    Lottery losers took to social media to express grief - in a light way

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Lottery losers took to social media to express grief – in a light way

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    This tweet says it all for another hopeful ticket holder

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This tweet says it all for another hopeful ticket holder

The chance of hitting the jackpot is around 30 times less likely than being attacked by a shark in the United States.

While the crowds generally increased as the jackpot increased, several workers and ticket buyers didn’t tell USA TODAY anything about the scale.

At a convenience store near Los Angeles International Airport, employees said the queue passed through the store on Friday, with around 700 people buying Mega Millions tickets.

An employee said the line does not stop from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A nearby Shell company is said to have sold so many tickets in the past week that they have run out of lotto papers.

The hype led Brittany Hadley, 31, of Ventura, Calif., To purchase a lotto ticket for the first time on Sunday.

    A store worker said the line of people buying tickets doesn't stop all day

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A store worker said the line of people buying tickets doesn’t stop all dayCredit: AFP or licensors

What can you buy for $ 1.6 billion?

  • 3,900 Aston Martin Winners ($ 260,000)
  • 15 Gulfstream G650 private jets ($ 65 million)
  • 910,000 Iphone X Max ($ 1,099)
  • Nearly four Neymar Jrs ($ 262 million)

Mega Millions Senior Director Gordon Medenica said: “Mega Millions has already entered historic territory, but it is truly amazing to think that now the jackpot has reached an all-time world record.

“It’s hard to overstate how exciting it is, but now it’s getting really fun.”

Medenica told the Washington Post that in the previous Friday’s sales, about 57% of possible number combinations had been purchased in advance, meaning the odds were in favor of someone winning.

But he said it was an “extremely pleasant surprise” that there was no winner among the 280 million tickets.

Maryland Lottery and Gaming spokesperson Carole Gentry said it was possible that no one would win again.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

    Mega Millions tickets were under £ 2 and were selling like hot cakes

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Mega Millions tickets were under £ 2 and were selling like hot cakesCredit: EPA

The jackpot beats the previous high of $ 1.586 billion Powerball, drawn on January 13, 2016, which was split between winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.

The chance of matching the six numbers is one in 302.5 million

Compared to the US £ 1.2bn prize, some of the UK’s biggest winners include Adrain Bayford and his ex-wife Gillian, who won £ 148million at EuroMillions in 2012, and Colin and Chris Weir who won £ 161million at EuroMillions. in 2011.


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