The Mega Millions winners has been revealed, and everyone are anxious to know how the millionaires would spend their riches.
Ticket holders in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland selected as winning numbers for the world record-breaking lottery and each winning number was believed to be amounted to more than $213 million before taxes, officials has confirmed yesterday. The winning tickets in Friday night’s drawing were 02-04-23-38-46, and the Mega Ball 23.
Carole Everett, Maryland Lottery spokeswoman said the last time a ticket from the state won a major national jackpot was in 2008, when a ticket cashed in for $24 million.
“We’re thrilled,” she said. “We’re due and excited.”
The expected lottery numbers surpassed the previous $390 million record, which has been turnaround in 2007 by two winners who purchased tickets in Georgia and New Jersey.
The people of the United States spent nearly $1.5 billion for a luck to crunch the jackpot, which total up to a $462 million lump sum and around $347 million after federal tax withholding.
With the jackpot odds at 1 in 176 million, it would cost $176 million to get every combination. Under that picture, the tactic would win $171 million less if the state also withholds taxes.