USA: A man from Illinois won $1.28 billion in the lottery
After 29 consecutive draws a winner of the grand prize in the lottery is found.
This is the largest win in the last four years, and the third largest of all time.
The winner bought the ticket on Friday in Illinois.
The odds of winning the grand prize were 1 in 302 million
Saturday, July 30, 2022, 4:03 p.m. Updated: 4:25 p.m.
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The lottery craze in New York, USA (Photo: Reuters)
At least one person won today (Saturday) the biggest lottery draw in the last four years in the United States, in the amount of 1.28 billion dollars.
The winning lottery numbers were announced this morning, and after 29 consecutive draws in which there was no winner, one ticket was drawn.
This is the third largest amount in the history of the winnings.
The ticket was purchased yesterday in Illinois.
The winner will not receive the full prize money, because the prize of 1.28 billion is intended for those who purchased a card that gives them annual payments.
The buyer bought a card that guarantees him the transfer of a one-time amount, and will therefore have to settle for only 747 billion dollars.
The chance of winning the prize was 1 in 302 million.
A sign in New York announces the grand prize of $1.28 billion, July 29, 2022 (Photo: Reuters)
The prize in the "Mega Millions" lottery in the United States amounted to 1.28 billion dollars, after no one guessed the numbers correctly since April 15.
The largest Mega Millions prize - $1.537 billion - was won by a man in South Carolina on October 23, 2018 and is the world's largest lottery prize on a single ticket.
Todd Graves, the founder of the American fast food chain Raising Cane's (Raising Cane's), decided to try his luck, or rather the luck of his employees, and purchased 50 thousand lottery tickets for each of them with a total value of 100 thousand dollars.
The food chain that specializes in chicken has branches in 35 states in the United States.
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"Times are tough," Rising Cane's CEO AJ Kumran told CNN. "The workers are witnessing it at the gas stations and the grocery bills...it's not easy today, so when we saw that there was an opportunity to have fun and maybe win With some money for our people, we wanted to do it."
Graves tweeted that "buying 500 thousand lottery tickets is a more difficult task than you think!
Hope to share the prize with our 50,000 employees." If a certain employee wins the prize, according to Kumran, he will share it with the rest of the employees. He called it "a collective ticket for everyone."
He added that if no one wins the upcoming lottery, "we will continue to buy tickets Until someone here is the winner." The Mega Millions lottery is attended by people from 45 countries as well as Washington, D.C. and the US Virgin Islands.