The Mega Million Jackpot reached new heights on Wednesday with an estimated $ 750 million lottery prize – the second-largest payout in the history of the game.
The record came ahead of Friday’s drawing after being matched by a ticket holder with all six numbers on Tuesday night. Nine tickets matched five white balls to win the game’s second prize of at least $ 1 million. Tickets were sold in Florida, California, Georgia, Illinois, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas and Washington.
There have been no lottery winners matching all six numbers since September when a ticket holder in Wisconsin won a $ 120 million jackpot.
The largest jackpot in the history of Mega Millions was $ 1.5 billion, which was won by a lucky ticket holder in South Carolina in 2019.
Winners choose between a $ 750 million annuity option, awarded over 29 years, or a $ 550.6 million cash option, which pays an immediate lump sum, a lump sum. Many people opt for the cash option, with almost half winning the lottery.
The chances of winning in 302,575,360 are 1 in 45 states including Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands, but that is not stopping anyone from dreaming big.