It’s the second highest win in Mega Millions history: the ticket holder is unknown – La Presse /Corriere
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(La Press) The $ 1 billion grand prize ticket has been sold in the US state of Michigan. It’s the second-highest win in Mega Millions history and the third-highest win ever among lotteries in the country (in addition to Mega Millions, there’s also the Powerball lottery). The winning numbers in the raffle draw on Friday, January 22nd were 4, 26, 42, 50 and 60 with Mega Ball 24. The winning ticket was purchased at the Kroger supermarket chain in the Detroit suburb of Novi. “Someone woke up in Michigan this morning to life-changing news,” said Rachel Hirst, a regional spokeswoman for the grocery chain. “Kruger Michigan congratulated the new millionaire in the state.” The grand prize numbers indicate the amount if the winner chose an annual annuity paid in 30 annual installments, but most winners choose the cash prize, which in this case amounts to $ 739.6 million net of tax. The chance to win the Mega Millions jackpot was 1 in 302.5 million.
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