the colossal sum won by this American in the lottery

published on Saturday, January 14, 2023 at 5:40 p.m.

A resident of the state of Maine, in the eastern United States, has won the equivalent of 1.24 billion euros, the jackpot of the American super lottery, reports CNN on Saturday January 14.

A happy Friday the 13th for this American. A resident of Maine, a state located in the eastern United States, won 1.35 billion dollars, or 1.244 billion euros, the jackpot of the American super lottery organized on Friday January 13, indicates the chain of CNN streaming news Saturday.

According to the Maine Lottery, the winner of the super jackpot bought a ticket at a gas station in Lebanon, a small town in the state of Maine. This is the second largest sum won in the history of the Mega Millions lottery. In 2018, a resident of the state of South Carolina, in the southeastern United States, had won the equivalent of 1.42 billion euros.

One in 302.6 million chance

The winning numbers were announced on Friday after three months and 25 draws without a winner. In addition to the super jackpot gleaned by this resident of Maine, who had only a one in 302.6 million chance of winning the bet, fourteen players secured a gain of one million dollars, according to the official site of the lottery, which quotes CNN.

The next jackpot, worth an estimated $20 million, will be offered next Tuesday.

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