Saturday’s MegaMillions jackpot stunned the world as it rolled over to a world record breaking $640 million -€481,799,583! This gargantuan amount had to be won, and even though the jackpot winning odds are 175 million to 1, there was 3 tickets that successfully matched all 6 Mega Millions numbers to win the jackpot prize.
Lottery madness completely gripped America as a reported $1.5 billion was spent on lottery tickets by American players. Such a huge prize pool was created that 3 winner of a second tier prize have also been made millionaires, and another 158 people have won $250,000.
The big question on everyone’s mind now is what about the three holders of the jackpot winning tickets. Each of these lucky people is due $213 million (€180 million) each which will completely turn their life around. The prize they each receive is almost record breaking on it’s own.
We know for certain that the tickets were purchased in Maryland, Illinois and North Kansas. The owners of the retailers that sold these tickets have already received hundreds of thousands of dollars in “bonuses” for selling the winning tickets. In spite of all the excitement and mystique around the prize, none of the lucky 3 players have claimed their prize yet.
The winner in Maryland and North Kansas will both have the luxury of keeping their anonymity however the player from Illinois will have no choice but to make him or herself known to the public.