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Mega Millions: an American has just become a billionaire by pocketing 1.28 billion dollars

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A lucky guy defied all odds this Friday and pocketed $1.28 billion, according to megamillions.com. If the ticket was purchased in Illionois, the site does not give more information about the lucky winner. Except his lucky numbers: 13 – 36 – 45 – 57 – 67 and Megaball 14. The megaplier was 2x.

This jackpot is the second largest ever in Mega Millions and the third largest for an American lottery. The sum is so large because no one has won the Mega Millions since April 15, 2022, when a ticket sold in Tennessee won $20 million.

Mega Millions website down

Americans are fans of this game. Just before the announcement of the winners, the Mega Millions website went down, swarmed by lottery players trying to verify their numbers. The site appeared to recover just after 11:30 p.m.

The next draw, which will take place on Tuesday evening, will be for $20 million. And good news if you are in the United States, to play, it is not necessary to be an American citizen. Indeed, you just have to be on the territory. But beware, the chances of winning the jackpot are slim. They are 302,575,350 to 1.