Do you have a winning ticket for the $1.28 billion Mega Millions? Here are the six numbers
Do you have a winning ticket for the $1.28 billion Mega Millions? Here are the six numbers Mega Millions es uno de los sorteos más atractivos en Estados Unidos, ya que el premio mayor llega a acumular cientos y hasta mil millones de dólares, como el de este viernes.
El bonanza de Mega Millions para este 29 de julio es de $1,28 mil millones ($747,2 millones en efectivo). Gracias a la cantidad acumulada, es el tercer premio más alto de cualquierlotería en el país y el segundo de dicho sorteo después de que el 23 de octubre de 2018, el premio mayor de Mega Millions alcanzara los 1,537 mil millones.
El sorteo de Mega Millions se juega en 45 entidades de Estados Unidos, a excepción de Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada y Utah. Además, esta lotería se puede jugar en el Distrito de Columbia y las Islas Vírgenes.
Los sorteos de Mega Millions se realizan todos los martes y viernes a las 11:00 pm ET y el costo del boleto para participar es de $2
The largest jackpot of any US lottery game was $1.586 billion — a Powerball prize from January 13, 2016, shared by winners in California, Florida, and Tennessee.
Timothy Schultz, who won a $28 million Powerball bonanza in 1999 and presently has a lottery digital recording, told CNN winning can “truly turn your life on its head.”
He said after he checked his numbers in the newspaper and realized he won, some of the first calls he made were to attorneys and financial advisers.
“It can change pretty much everything, relationships, your ability to live a life,” he said. “I think it can buy time, which can be invaluable. And, you know, it’s one of the most surreal life-changing things that can possibly happen to somebody.”
He said working with a financial adviser will benefit people who have no experience with millions because an adviser will help the winners understand what they can really do with the winnings.
Schultz said he didn’t consider himself to be materialistic before he won so his most extravagant purchases were some cars and real estate.
“I found that for myself and for a lot of people that I’ve met and interviewed that if you win the lottery jackpot it magnifies, or at least it can magnify your personality. It doesn’t necessarily change who you are,” he said.
He said while he rarely plays the lottery these days, he did buy one ticket for Friday night’s drawing.
Mega Millions of jackpots start at $20 million for the annuitized prize and grow based on game sales and interest rates for 30-year US treasuries. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
There are seven other less valuable prizes that depend on how many and what type of balls a ticket matches. The odds of winning a $1 million runner-up prize — if a ticket matches the five white balls but not the Mega Millions ball — are 1 in 12,607,306.
Mega Millions of tickets are sold in 45 states, Washington DC, and the US Virgin Islands, with drawings on Tuesday and Friday. Tickets are sold online in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and DC, but the purchaser must be in that state.