They scoop US$1.3 trillion lottery prize, third-largest in US history – BBC News World

They scoop US$1.3 trillion lottery prize, third-largest in US history - BBC News World

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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.

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