New York –
The chance stood at 1 in 303 million – but it was used: A lottery player from the US state of Michigan cracked a jackpot of nearly a billion dollars over the weekend (23/24, January 2021). A celebrity also played.
- Michigan / USA: Nearly a billion dollar lotto jackpot cracked
- Lotto winner is unknown
- Actress Christie Elle also played the lottery
The winning ticket was purchased north of a supermarket in Detroit, a Michigan state metropolis and according to the American Lottery Mega all six numbers – 4, 26, 42, 50, 60, 24 and additional number 24 – were the only ones to be correct. . Millions over the weekend.
The jackpot of about one billion dollars (about 820 million euros) was torn. The chances of winning were 1 in 303 million.
According to the lottery provider, the lucky person can now either immediately collect an amount of $ 739.60 million, on which approximately $ 200 million is payable due to taxes, or for lower instant payments and then annual payments over 29 years.
Michigan: Unknown Lottery player topples billions of treasure
Did not know at first who is lucky. It was the second largest jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions lottery.
The largest jackpot in this lottery was won by a South Carolina tipper in October 2018 – $ 1.537 billion. This single player record is unbreakable worldwide till date.
In January 2016, three winners of the US state of Tennessee approved the largest lottery jackpot worldwide with $ 1.586 billion. In the Powerball Lottery in August 2017, a player won $ 758.7 million. The 53-year-old man from the US state of Massachusetts then quit his job at a hospital.
Lotto: several million prizes already paid in Europe
The highest singles award in Europe – 190 million Euros – has already been paid several times. It was last won by a tipster in Great Britain in October 2019.
Apart from the main prize, several other tippers also won a small amount in lakhs in the Mega Millions Drawings on Friday.
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot has now been reset to $ 20 million after a huge win.
Mega Jackpot in USA: Actress Christie Elle also played lottery
Among the many who remained vacant or nearly empty during the draw, was actress Kirste Ellie, as she announced via the short message service Twitter.
Actress Christie Elle (70) is best known from the US sitcom “Cheers”.
The 70-year-old joked, “I didn’t win the Mega Million Jackpot, but I won $ 2 because I had the correct bonus number … so I’ll share it with my family and friends.” (dpa / jba)