$105 Million MegaMillions Jackpot

July 7, 2011 by  
Filed under Lottery News

One lucky American spent this 4th July as a multi-millionaire after scooping a massive $105 million Mega Millions Jackpot. The winner who is yet to come forward purchased the winning ticket at a Giant Food store in Herndon, Virginia and matched all five numbers; 12, 17, 30, 35, 47, and the Megaball number 26 and as there was only one winner it is one of the biggest jackpots of the year so far.

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When the winning ticket holder eventually comes forward they will have to choose between taking their life changing jackpot in twenty six annual instalments of $4 million or a single cash payment of an estimated $68.1 million but either way they will never need to worry about their bills again and a life of luxury is guaranteed. It is not only the ticket holder that will receive a cash windfall though as the store where it was purchased will pick up a $50,000 bonus not to mention all of the extra sales the publicity will bring.

This huge jackpot however pales into comparison to some of the previous Mega Millions winners. Earlier this year two players from Washington and Idaho shared a $380 million jackpot and the record for the largest ever jackpot stands at $390 million in March of 2007. Mega Millions is the biggest lottery in America played across forty one different states but thanks to the internet you do not need to hop on a plane to take part, simply click on the banner above and let us do all the work for you!