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It is one of the biggest lottery jackpots in US history and the odds of winning it were 1 in 300 million.
A game ticket megamillions Sold in the state of Illinois, it obtained a jackpot of 1,300 million US dollars on Friday, according to the organizers.
The prize can be claimed in two different ways: the full amount can be received in installments over 29 years or approximately $780.5 million in cash can be received immediately.
The biggest prize of megamillions to date, it has added US$1,537 million in 2018 and was won by a single ticket.
However, the biggest jackpot the lottery ever offered in the United States was in the game of power ball in 2016, which awarded US$1,586 million which was shared by three winners.
The second largest jackpot in US history was awarded in 2018 to a single winner in South Carolina who took home $1.537 million.
In the case of the final prize corresponding to this Friday’s draw, it was initially estimated at 1,280 million US dollars, but it was higher due to the notable increase in the number of tickets sold.
The website of the mega millions indicates that there was a unique winner and, later, employees of that company confirmed that the ticket was sold in Illinois.
The ticket was sold at a gas station in suburban Chicago.
So far, no one has claimed the prize.
The last time someone won the megamillions It was April 15 in Tennessee. Since then, the price has increased week by week, which has increased the incentive to buy tickets.
The mega millions it is played in 45 of the 50 U.S. states, as well as Washington DC and the Virgin Islands.
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