1 winner of Mega Millions $1B prize; 3rd largest ever in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP)– One winning ticket was offered in Michigan for the $1 billion Mega Millions prize, making it the third-largest lottery game prize in U.S. history.The winning numbers drawn Friday are: 4, 26, 42, 50, 60 and a Mega Ball of 24. The Mega Millions leading prize had actually been growing because Sept. 15, when a winning ticket was offered in Wisconsin. The lottos next approximated prize is $20 million.Friday nights illustration comes 2 days after a ticket offered in Maryland matched all six numbers drawn and won a $731.1 million Powerball jackpot.Only two lottery prizes in the U.S. have been larger than Fridays prize. 3 tickets for a $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot were offered in January 2016, and one winning ticket cost a $1.537 billion Mega Millions jackpot in October 2018. The jackpot figures refer to amounts if a winner selects an annuity, paid in 30 yearly installments. A lot of winners choose a money prize, which for the Mega Millions prize is $739.6 million.The chances of winning a Mega Millions jackpot are incredibly high at one in 302.5 million.The video game is played in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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