Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Lucky winner scoops record $1.6bn jackpot in US Mega Millions lottery



A single ticket sold in South Carolina has scooped a record-breaking $1.6bn (£1.2bn) jackpot in the US Mega Millions lottery.
 
The ticket matched all five numbers - 5, 28, 62, 65, 70 - and the Mega Ball 5 that were drawn on Tuesday night.
 
 
The winner - or winners if the ticket was purchased by a couple, family, or syndicate - will be given the choice of receiving an immediate cash payment of $904m (£698m) or the full prize of $1.537bn (£1.190bn) over a 29-year period.





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