On Friday night, a lucky Michigan lottery player won the jackpot of $ 1 billion.
According to the organizers, the Mega Millions jackpot is one of the most valuable prizes in the lottery.
One ticket matches all six numbers 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and 24 and is needed to win the $ 1 billion prize. The winner, whose identity has not yet been revealed, can choose between long-term payments or a lump sum payment of $ 739.6 million, with taxes cut.
The prize is the third largest lotto prize since 2016. The Powerball record jackpot of $ 1.586 billion went to three people from Tennessee, Florida and California, each of whom had winning numbers in 2016.
The largest single grand prize winner has hit “Mega Millions” numbers for $ 1.537 billion in late 2018.