A lottery ticket purchased in Illinois with the numbers 13-36-45-57-67 and the megaball number 14 has won the $1.34 billion Mega Millions lottery jackpot. The winner remains unknown.
Recently, the jackpot has grown to the incredible amount of money it is today. There have been no big winners since the April 15 draw, although there have been 29 draws since then. Earlier today it was said that the prize was $1.28 billion, but it later emerged that the amount was higher.
3th highest jackpot US history
The jackpot is the third highest prize in US history. The highest jackpot ever awarded was over $1.5 billion. There was a 1 in 302,575,000 chance of winning the lottery. In the past, most contest winners have chosen to receive their winnings of around $750 million in one go, rather than over 30 years. This time, the winner also has the option of taking the full amount spread over 30 years, or taking an advance of nearly $750 million