Poker Players Go Wild For $1.6 Billion Mega Millions Jackpot

Five $10,000 winning tickets sold in the Baton Rouge area

A single winning ticket has been identified in a massive US$1.5 billion (S$2.1 billion) Mega Millions United States lottery jackpot, the second largest on record, organisers have said.

The victor matched all five numbers - 3, 21, 45, 53, 56, but not the Powerball, 22.

In March, a New Hampshire judge ruled that a $560 million Powerball jackpot victor can stay anonymous after she sued the state's lottery.

Yesterday's Powerball lottery prize stood at $620m, making it the fifth-largest jackpot in United States history, after no one got all six numbers in Saturday's drawing.

The victor of the jackpot has 180 days to come forward to claim the prize, according to WIS-TV. If there is a victor, it would be the one of the largest jackpots in US history.

The jackpot was just shy of the $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot prize shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee in January 2016. The cash option is now $428.6 million.

The growing jackpot, which as of Thursday morning stood at three quarters of a billion dollars, could end up as the fourth largest cash haul in US lottery history if a winning ticket is purchased, statistics show.

Some insane lucky ticket holder is about to cash in on the biggest Mega Millions jackpot in history - $1.537 billion.

One ticket worth $3 million was sold at RaceTrac on South John Young Parkway in Orlando. "Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!" the South Carolina Education Lottery tweeted. The state is set to receive about $70 million stemming from the win. Wednesday's advertised jackpot was $602 million. The odds of winning are 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball.



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