Mike Segar / Reuters
UNITED STATES – 4-26-42-50-60 and the bonus number … on the 24th. This Friday, January 22, this series of numbers offered to a resident of Michigan, in the northeast of the United States, the tidy sum of one billion dollars (or 821 million euros) when the “Mega Millions”, One of the most popular lotteries in the country, accessible in almost all states of the country.
It’s about second biggest gain of the history of this game, organized by a local lottery cooperative. In October 2018, a player from South Carolina with an unknown identity had actually won $ 1.537 billion, before taking six months to claim his winnings.
In another particularly popular game, Powerball, a sum of $ 1.6 billion was won in January 2016, but it had been shared between several winning tickets.
For the winner of Michigan, the sum of one billion can be paid over the next thirty years in its entirety or collected immediately upon payment of taxes on the total amount. From a mathematical point of view, the probability of finding the six correct numbers for this Friday, January 22 was one in 302,575,350.
To reach the billion dollars, it took many weeks. As of September 15, no one had found the correct six Mega Millions numbers, with the prize pool increasing by 20 million with each draw. But thanks to a ticket sold for two dollars, a Michigan player is now a billionaire.
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Source: Le Huffington Post by www.huffingtonpost.fr.
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