The Illinois Lottery has announced that a customer in the state has won a $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
The lucky number of the Mega Millions lottery program announced on the night of July 29 (this morning Hanoi time) is 13-36-45-57-67 and the winning number is worth 1.28 billion. USD is 14.
The identity of the person who bought the ticket with this sequence of numbers has not been released.
This is the third time the jackpot has surpassed $1 billion and the second largest in Mega Millions’ 20-year history. The largest jackpot in Mega Millions history was $1.537 billion for the winner in the state of South Carolina in October 2018.
The value of the prize reached a huge number because from April 15 to July 29, no Mega Millions customer had won all 6 digits, equivalent to 29 consecutive draws that the jackpot was not found. out the owner.
Mega Millions is played in 44 states, Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands. The player chooses 5 non-matching numbers from 1-70 and the sixth number (mega ball) chooses from 1-25. Results are announced every Tuesday and Friday. The winning ticket needs to match all 6 numbers, the probability of this happening is one in 302,575,350.
Winners will only receive the full $1.28 billion if they choose the annual payment option for 29 years. Most jackpot winners choose to receive the money immediately. American media estimates that this option will bring the owner of the jackpot ticket about $747.2 million.
This year’s Mega Millions has awarded four-time jackpots to winning tickets in the states of California, Minnesota, New York and Tennessee.
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