MIAMI.- The lottery Mega Millions accumulated more than 1,000 million dollars and the winning ticket was sold in the state of Illinois.
The draw was held on the night of Friday the 29th and the numbers selected by the automatic machine are 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 with a golden ball Mega Ball 14. The Megaplier was 2X.
This is the second monetary record of Mega Ball, with 1,280 million dollars (1.28 billion, in English), only surpassed by the 1,536 million dollars that were played in October 2018.
The top prize is the 30-year payment option, but if you opt for a one-time cash payment you could drop about 30%, plus pay taxes to the federal government.
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Created in 2002, Mega Millions combines the lottery network in 44 states, including Florida, as well as Washington DC and the Virgin Islands.
According to the rules, you must choose five numbers from 1 to 70 and one additional number from 1 to 25. If you don’t want the additional number, you would win less if you match all five numbers you selected.
The value to pay for each play is two dollars.
The difficulty to guess all six numbers is one in 302.6 million. And if you choose five numbers, then it is one in 12.6 million.