Three lucky lottery players are sharing the biggest lottery jackpot in history! The luckiest States in the USA have been revealed as Maryland, Illinois and Kansas but as of writing there is still no information on the actual identities of these Megamillions winners. So what do we know?
Well for starters, the luckiest six-number combination in history is 02 – 04 – 23 – 38 – 46 and for good measure, another number 23 (the Megaball).
This is the winning number combination for Friday night’s historic Mega millions jackpot. The record breaking draw saw a final total of $656 million US Dollars up for grabs. Each of the three winners will now be taking home a healthy sum of $218 million (under the annuity option).
But it’s not only the three Mega Millions jackpot winners who are smiling, the draw also made a further one hundred and sixty-one other players very happy. They each received very healthy windfalls of $250,000.00 for matching the first five numbers correctly.
Did You Know?
• Friday night’s Megamillions jackpot smashes the previous highest jackpot amount by a whopping $266 million US Dollars.
• Over 110 million people from around the world purchased tickets into Friday night’s draw
• The winning ticket in Illinois was a Quick Pick (random generated number) purchased four hours before the draw closed!
• Stores that sell winning tickets also receive a financial incentive from lottery organisers (this is paid to the stores over and above the winning jackpot amount). In this instance the winning stores will take home $610,000.00 between them for selling the winning tickets.
What Are The Winners Waiting For?
The winner’s names may never be revealed if they choose to remain anonymous. But as of writing, no winners have yet stepped forward to claim their prize. Of course, they will not have an indefinite period to redeem their winning ticket. The Maryland winner has 182 days to claim the winnings, the Illinois and Kansas winners have one year.
The fact that no winners have come forward yet may lead to speculation that the winner does not even know they are a winner yet? Can you imagine the winning ticket sitting unclaimed and forgotten in a desk drawer or coat pocket? (This is one of the many advantages of purchasing your tickets through PlayHugeLottos.com – you are immediately notified of any winnings).
No one can deny that over the last week the world went Megamillions crazy – and rightly so! As the dust settles on what is now by far the biggest lottery jackpot ever offered in the world we can look back and say that for three very, very, very lucky Megamillions players, dreams most definitely do come true!