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Ticketholder wins jackpot of more than $1.3bn in US Mega Millions lottery

The third largest lottery prize in the nation, the US Mega Millions Jackpot of $1.33bn (PS1.09bn), was won by a ticket holder.

Officials stated that the winning ticket was purchased in Illinois.

On Friday night , the numbers drawn were 13-36-45-60-57-67 with a Mega Ball of 14.

After 29 draws that were without a winner, the jackpot reached an incredible level.

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The jackpot is the largest lottery prize in almost four years.

The winner has two options: either the $1.33bn annuity option prize, which is spread over 30 annual payments, OR a cash option worth an estimated $780.5m ($641m). Nearly all jackpot winners opt for the cash option.

The full prize is available to those who choose to take on the entire prize. This could allow them to purchase the world’s largest yacht twice as often. The President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan owns the 590ft megayacht.

More information from the USA

One in 302.5 million people had a chance of winning the jackpot.

The UK’s biggest ever lottery win was PS195m. claimed this month.

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