Billion dollar winner of US Mega Millions jackpot lottery

“Someone in Michigan woke up to life-changing news this morning, and Kroger Michigan congratulates the newest Michigan multimillionaire,” said Rachel Hurst, a spokeswoman for the grocery chain that sold the ticket.

And what a winner – the prize in the rolling Mega Millions draw was an incredible $1.05 billion, making it the third-largest lottery prize in history.

The figures make UK and Euromillions jackpot wins seem a little like small change in comparison.

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Bosses said the lottery jackpot, from a ticket purchased near Detroit, had been growing since September, and now the next draw winner is expected to win “just” $20 million.

There seems to be some big luck in the US right now – last week a player in Maryland scooped a $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.

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The winner has yet to be named and the Michigan Lottery won’t know who they are until they come forward to claim the prize.

In the Mega Millions Draw rules, the player can either choose to receive their payment through an initial payment, then annual payments for 29 years, or select a one-time cash payment of about $776.6 million.

If a player selects the cash option, they will receive about $557 million after-tax withholdings, the lottery said.

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