Pennsylvanian Ticket Wins $515 million Mega Millions Jackpot
The Mega Millions jackpot was finally won in the draw held on Friday May 21. One lucky ticket sold in Pennsylvania, USA, matched the five main balls and the Mega Ball to win the $515 million top prize
It’s the first time that the Mega Millions jackpot has been won since February 16. On that occasion Leonard and Lorraine Padavanfrom New York won a $96 million top prize.
No one has yet come forward to claim their fantastic winnings. They may still be getting over the shock of winning such a large amount or getting help on how to deal with their win.
Ninth Largest Jackpot
This win is the ninth largest jackpot since the Mega Millions lottery began 19 years ago. It’s a long way behind the largest ever win. That was the
It’s not even the highest Mega Millions jackpot of 2021. The January 22 draw saw the entire $1.05 billion top prize won by the Wolverine FLL Club from Michigan.
Whoever has won this fantastic jackpot now has a difficult decision to make. Just how do they accept their winnings? They could decide to see their winnings paid in the form of an annuity. That would see one immediate payment being made, then 29 annual payments. Each payment would be 5% larger than the previous one.
Alternatively, the lucky winner(s) could decide to receive their prize as a one-off cash payment. This would be $348.6 million, still a very handy sum to win.
The numbers drawn out on Friday were: 06-09-17-18-48 and the Mega Ball 48. Not a selection by players that use all birthdays and anniversaries as a way of choosing their numbers.
Third Pennsylvania Jackpot
This is the third time that a ticket sold in Pennsylvania has won a Mega Millions jackpot. Seven years ago, a man from Pittsburgh won $149 million. The following year, a truck driver from Virginia was driving through the state. He stopped off to buy a ticket and won a $153 million jackpot. Tuesday’s Mega Millions draw sees a $20 million jackpot up for grabs.
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