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Mega Millions: the bettor wins the prize of R$ 5.4 billion alone

The American lottery draws the eighth largest prize in history; The winner has not yet revealed his identity

Summary

A bettor from Bayonne, New Jersey (USA) has won the Mega Millions prize of R$5.4 billion on his own and can choose to receive the entire amount in annual installments over the next 30 years or to receive the amount in cash will be less than the total amount.




A bettor hit the jackpot and single-handedly won the Mega Millions prize of R$5.4 billion on the night of Tuesday the 26th, in New Jersey, United States. The identity of the winner, originally from the city of Bayonne, has not yet been revealed.

With the eighth largest prize in American lottery history, the contest drew numbers 07, 11, 22, 29, 38 and 04. To receive the prize, the winner can choose between two options. The first is to receive the entire amount in annual installments for the next 30 years. The second alternative is for the bettor who wants to have the amount in cash. In this case the amount received will be less than the total.

As a result, the ultimate winner will only receive the total prize of R$5.4 billion if they choose to pay in installments over 30 years. However, if you want the amount in cash, you will receive R$2.67 billion.



The draw took place on Tuesday

Created in 1996, Mega Millions is one of the leading American lotteries and has become popular throughout the world. It is present in 45 American states, as well as the capital Washington DC and the Virgin Islands. There is still the possibility that the winner of the latest drawing will remain anonymous, as this condition is accepted in 16 states, including New Jersey.

Source: Terra

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