History in the US: he matched the six numbers of the Mega Million lottery, won USD 1.350 million and beat the bad luck of Friday the 13th
A person in the state of Maine got the well. He is estimated to have beaten the odds of 1 in 302.6 million to win the top prize
In this file photo, a sign announces the estimated Mega Millions lottery jackpot as a person purchases a ticket at the Cranberry Super Mini Mart in Cranberry, Pa., on Jan. 12, 2023. ( AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, file)
A lucky possessor of a lottery ticket matched all six numbers last Friday, winning an estimated prize of $1.35 billion from the Mega Millions.
The winning numbers drawn on Friday night were: 30, 43, 45, 46, 61 and the gold Mega Ball 14.
Maine thus achieved its First jackpot in the Mega Millions lottery. The winning individual beat the misfortune of Friday the 13th when a ticket purchased in the state matched the winning combination for an estimated $1.35 billion jackpot.
On the front page of the Mega Millions website it is noted that there has already been a jackpot winner in Maine, who beat the huge odds of three months of no-win drawings.
Mega Millions lottery tickets are displayed at a Holiday Friday gas station, Jan. 13, 2023, in Minneapolis. (AP/Abbie Parr)
The last time there were winners in this lottery was October 14, where the jackpot was $502 million and it was split between two tickets: one sold in California and one in Florida.
The site also says the next big prize will be 20 million dollars and the cash option will be $10.7 million, indicating an estimated $1.35 billion prize winner.
The Mega Millions officials had no immediate statement on the prize winner.
The $1.35 billion grand prize goes to a winner who agrees to an annuity with annual payments for 29 years old. Winners almost always choose the cash option, which was estimated at 724.6 million dollars in Friday night's drawing.
People wait in line at the Primm Lotto Store, just inside the California border, on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, near Primm, Nev. (AP/John Locher)
There had been 25 consecutive draws with no jackpot winner, but that lottery losing streak ended with someone beating the odds of 1 in 302.6 million< /b>to win the top prize.
“Congratulations to the Maine State Lottery, who just won their first Mega Millions lottery jackpot,” said Pat McDonald, director of Ohio lotteries and the Mega Millions Consortium, in a statement on the Maine State Lottery. early Saturday morning.
The jackpot is the fourth largest in US history.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, as well Like in Washington D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.
The basic Mega Millions ticket costs $2, but you can gamble an extra for greater chances of winning.
But beyond the chances of there being a winner, those who always win are the locals who sell the lottery given the fervor that exists with this jackpot accumulated. There were long lines almost all over the country for a chance to enter this raffle.
In addition, the venue that sells the winning ticket will receive a prize in himself that with a jackpot that high it could amount to a million dollars.
(With information from AP)