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Winning lottery ticket for $1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Michigan

 

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A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw which reached a jackpot of $415 Million in Manhattan, New York, U.S., July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/Files

 

(Reuters) - A single winning ticket for a Mega Millions lottery jackpot of $1.05 billion, the third-largest lottery jackpot in U.S. history, was sold at a supermarket in a suburb of Detroit, lottery organizers said on Saturday.

 

The holder of the winning ticket, which would have cost $2 to buy, had yet to contact the lottery as of Saturday morning following Friday night's draw, Mega Millions said in its statement. The ticket was bought at a Kroger supermarket in Novi, Michigan, the statement said.

 

The winner can opt to receive the jackpot in annual payouts over 29 years, though 24% must be given in taxes to the Internal Revenue Service, or ask instead for a one-time cash payout of $739, receiving $530 million after taxes.

 

The jackpot grew over four months after 36 previous draws produced no winner.

 

The largest ever lottery jackpot was the $1.586 billion amassed in January 2016 in Powerball, the country's other multi-state lottery.

 

In October 2018, the Mega Millions jackpot reached $1.537 billion.

 

Mega Millions tickets are sold in grocery stores and gas stations in 45 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and the Virgin Islands, which split the proceeds.

 

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen in New York; editing by Diane Craft)

 

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2 hours ago, PattayaJames said:

A ridiculous amount of money, winnings should be caped at, I don't know maybe 10-20 million max.

Share the prize among more people.

Sometimes it is many winners.  It rarely grows so big.  No lottery in my state.  Some people drive to next state to buy. The LDS controlled state can't trust the faith of its members.   I don't mean nd because I think lottery tickets are often bought by people who can least afford it. 

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2 hours ago, PattayaJames said:

A ridiculous amount of money, winnings should be caped at, I don't know maybe 10-20 million max.

Share the prize among more people.

Clearly the only problem with an award this large is that I didn't win it.

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3 hours ago, PattayaJames said:

A ridiculous amount of money, winnings should be caped at, I don't know maybe 10-20 million max.

Share the prize among more people.

Like the Thai lottely you mean, where you pay substantially more for a ticket but stand to win a merest fraction of $1bn....

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6 hours ago, PattayaJames said:

A ridiculous amount of money, winnings should be caped at, I don't know maybe 10-20 million max.

Share the prize among more people.

Totally agree.  Unless I win, in which case, I totally disagree!

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I wouldn't even know what to do with so much money. 

 

Hmm, or maybe I do. 

 

Wait a minute... 

I could buy a local soccer club which I hate and turn their national soccer stadium into a kiddie minigolf course and have the players bring water and such to the kids. 

 

Yeah that's my plan. 

 Now where do I buy a coupon 😂

 

 

 

 

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10 hours ago, PattayaJames said:

A ridiculous amount of money, winnings should be caped at, I don't know maybe 10-20 million max.

Share the prize among more people.

If there is no winner in the lottery, it is rolled over into the next drawing which is why this payout if so large. There are also many other winners of smaller amounts of money. 

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maybe he can fix the water supply in Flint....

 

Wondering all of his lost relatives and fair weathered friends that will suddenly contact him a well...

 

If i ever won this kind of thing i sure would want to keep it private, or as much as possible....

 

Buys alot of mama cups tho in LOS 🙂

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A huge winning!  Not sure just what I would do with $530m.  I'm sure that I would be moving away from Michigan!  I'm pretty sure that I would buy a Thai Elite Visa or whatever the latest scheme is the Thai government comes up with.  

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