The biggest lottery jackpot in history at a rate of $ 640 million drawn in the U.S., according to the Associated Press on Saturday.
The owner of the ticket lottery lucky Mega Millions with the numbers 2-4-23-38-46 get dizzy prize: $ 640 million - is unprecedented in size to the sum of the history of American lotteries, according to the official website of the organizers.
Mega Millions winner provide prospective two choices to gain possession to receive the full amount of the jackpot for 26 years in annual installments of 24.6 million dollars, or to get cash immediately, but then the prize sum will amount to 462 million dollars.
Ability to put a dollar (ticket price) and become a multi millionaire overnight has caused an unprecedented boom in the U.S. - in New York on Friday night, the last day before the raffle, lottery kiosks have stood in line for tickets, hoping for good luck, told RIA Novosti.
It is unknown who was lucky. If you guess all six numbers will not be anyone, the next jackpot will grow to 975 million dollars.
Prior to that, the biggest lottery win was recorded March 6, 2007 and amounted to 390 million dollars. He went to spouses Messner of New Jersey, and truckers Edu Neyborsu from Georgia - they divided the jackpot in half. In 2008 the family of Harris of Georgia won in the Mega Millions nearly $ 270 million.
The most massive North American Mega Millions lottery dates back to 1996 and operates in 12 U.S. states. The probability of winning the lottery, Mega Millions, estimated the organizers, is one in 176 million.