Disbursed 1.35 billion tickets purchased from a service station. The lucky winner agreed to receive the prize in annual payments until 2052
There is an unusual commotion in a village Lebanon, 6,300 inhabitants and only one restaurant, In Maine: Everyone is wondering who the mystery winner of over a billion dollars is. Especially at the gas station where the lucky ticket was sold. There are so many comings and goings here today – cheery Fred Cotro owner of Hometown Gas & Grill – it’s exciting to sell, and I hope the winner will be a resident and one of my regular customers.
The store will receive a $50,000 bonus for ticket sales while its owner will become one of the richest people in Maine, the state that got its first The jackpot is live on Friday the 13th, away from all superstition.
After 25 consecutive blank draws, the magic sestina is guessed, with a probability of 1 in 302.6 million. The $1.35 billion jackpot marks the second largest win in Mega Millions history (the first in 2018 was $1.53 billion in South Carolina) and the fourth largest in US history.
To collect the full amount, the winner will have to choose to take the money divided into annual installments for 29 years. But most jackpot winners prefer the smaller but faster cash option (for Friday night’s drawing, it was $724.6 million). From the lottery homepage we learn that the winner hails from Maine and has instead agreed to receive the prize through annual payments through 2052. Annual salary of $46,551,724 per year!
Jan 15, 2023 (changed on Jan 15, 2023 | 09:56)
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