Lucky Ticket Holder In Arizona Won The $410 Million Mega Millions JackpotPublished June 11, 2020 by Sol FH
One of the biggest jackpots ever won by a single ticket holder was just claimed by someone in Arizona.
One very lucky individual living in Arizona won a jaw-dropping $410 million in the Mega Millions lottery game after purchasing a $2 ticket. The anonymous millionaire is the first person in the state to win the Mega Millions jackpot. The prize is worth around $316.8 million in cash.
The person was having an ordinary day when their ticket matched all six numbers and the ‘Golden Megaball,” which doubles non-jackpot prizes by two. This was a particularly lucky Mega Millions week as 13 other tickets matched the first five balls, with nine of them worth a cool $1 million and four worth $2 million.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350 in the 45 US states that are offered, in addition to Washington and the US Virgin Islands. This sheer luck has got everyone wondering who the mystery winner is and what they will do with their winnings.
The secondary prize after matching five numbers is actually a better chance at 1 in 55 million, about 5x the chances of winning the coveted jackpot.
2020 Not All Bad?
This is the second Mega Millions jackpot win this year, as just before Coronovirus shut down the US, a lucky player in New Jersey won the $202 million jackpot.
Although a massive pot, the $410 million is not the largest jackpot ever won by a single ticket holder, as, in 2018, a person in South Carolina won a $1.537 billion pot, the first in the history of the game, which started in 2002.
The jackpot will reset on Friday to $20 million and will continue to rise until the next lucky winner(s) match their numbers.
The Mega Millions lottery game is one of the biggest games in the world and has rewarded many of the biggest jackpots of all time. This lottery game can be played online using an online lottery ticket website.