A few weeks back, the Mega Million lottery made an announcement that shook the entire lottery-world. The organization announced that the draw to be held on the 27th of October, 2020 will bring in a whopping $1.6 Billion jackpot for one lucky winner.
Mega Million lottery announced that $1.6 Billion prize money is not only the largest jackpot launched by a lottery company in America but the entire world.
Once the draw was held, the winning ticket for the $1.6 Billion jackpot was also announced. The Mega Million lottery revealed that there is a player who has actually won the jackpot. The Mega Million lottery has already identified the player who the prize, stating that the winner is a resident from South Carolina.
On their website, the Mega Million lottery announced that the winner will soon make an appearance to claim his prize money.
The lottery draw held on Tuesday night (Oct. 27th) revealed the six winning numbers. These numbers were 5, 28, 62, 65, 70, and the Mega Ball number that was again the number 5.
As per the Mega Million lottery, the announcement of the $1.6 Billion jackpot had caused frenzy throughout the United States. The number of people lining up at the supermarkets, liquor stores, and convenience stores to buy the $2 ticket was enormous. Even though the chances of people winning the jackpot were roughly one in a million, they were still piling up on stores to try their luck.
Even the higher-ups of the Mega Million Lottery group were very much excited to see the winner announced. They stated that this is a historic occasion when someone will be able to win the $1.6 billion jackpot.
The Mega Million lottery announced that the winner will be able to take home a total of $913 million after state and federal tax deductions. The lottery group has also put two options on the table for the winner.
One is that the winner can either take the entire $913 million as a lump sum or in the form of annuities, which would go on for 29 years.