Winner of the biggest Jackpot in lottery history claims prize
A couple of months ago, someone was lucky enough to win the biggest Jackpot with a single lottery ticket in history. He or she lived in the United States, but did not claim the prize yet until now. The winner of an incredible 1.5 billion dollars will stay anonymous, which is perfectly understandable if you have so much money!
And the biggest winner is…
Who is the winner of the biggest lottery in the world?
Although the winner stays anonymous, some details about the new billionaire are known. He or she lives in South Carolina and won the record prize of 1.5 billion dollars in the Mega Millions Lottery. This is about 1.3 billion euros, and all that money has been won only with a single lottery ticket! The big win took place in October last year.
Money paid out in cash
The amount of money will not be paid out in full, because the winner has chosen to have the big prize paid out directly in cash. Because of this, the amount of money will ‘just’ be 878 million dollars. We guess the winner can have a great life with so much cash as well! The brand new multimillionaire could also have chosen to receive the full amount in instalments, spread over 29 years.
Prize has finally been claimed
The winner had until April 19 to collect his prize. The claim took place after many months. If there wouldn’t have been a claim, the money would have gone back to the lottery and would have been part of the next amount that could be won.
Other large lucky lotto winners
In January 2016, another lucky player won 1.6 billion dollars during a Powerball draw. Powerball is another major, popular American lottery. However, the huge amount of money had to be divided over three people who all had a winning lottery ticket. Even then it took months for the winners to report. So if you’re lucky enough to win so much with MegaMillions or Powerball Lottery, just be on time. Your life will be changed forever!