In USA one of the largest jackpots in the history of the game was sold lottery. two people win millions of dollars.
Lottery officials reported that the winning tickets were sold in Florida and California.
One of the winning tickets from the area devastated by IAN
One of the winning Mega Millions jackpot tickets was sold in Fort Myers, Florida, weeks after Hurricane IAN devastated the area.
The Mega Millions ticket that matched all of the California jackpot winning numbers was sold at a 7-Eleven convenience store in San Jose, according to the California Lottery website.
Lottery ticket holders matched all six numbers
Ticket holders in California and Florida matched all six numbers and won $494 million, equivalent to about $9,880. millions of weights.
If winners choose to receive a lump sum cash payment, they will walk away with 252 millions dollars, equivalent to about 5,040 million pesos, according to a statement from the lottery of USA.
Officials said 1,054,198 winning tickets were sold for the Oct. 14 drawing, including the two jackpot-winning tickets.
The jackpot was the 11th largest in history
Friday’s jackpot was the 11th largest in the game’s history, according to officials at the lottery of USA.
As for the winning ticket, it’s the first Mega Millions jackpot since two people won the $1.337 billion prize in Illinois on July 29, officials said.
The winning numbers were 9, 22, 26, 41 and 44, plus the golden Mega Ball 19.
The winning ticket in Fort Myers comes at a critical time for the Florida city.
Last month, Hurricane Ian hit Florida’s west coast as a Category 4 hurricane, destroying homes and businesses with winds exceeding 150 miles per hour, particularly in Lee County, Florida, where Fort Myers is located.
At least 127 people in the state have died from Hurricane Ian, local officials said.