Lottery players to win R9.5bn from Mega Millions' largest prize in 2 years

Lottery players to win R9.5bn from Mega Millions' largest prize in 2 years

- Lottery players are set to win a huge amount of money from one of the national lottery games in the US

- Mega Millions is said to be the largest lottery with a prize of R9.5bn ($625m)

- Many jackpot winners often prefer to take the cash option

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Citizens of the United States of America witnessed one of the largest jackpots in the history of the country as lottery players came out in their numbers on Tuesday, January 12, to play the game.

ABC News reported that the Mega Millions R9.5 ($625m) jackpot is the largest lottery prize in nearly two years.

The prize of the other national lottery game, Powerball, is R8.3bn($550m) and it would be played on the night of Wednesday, January 13.

The winning numbers in Tuesday night’s drawing of the Mega Millions game were: 12-14-26-28-33, Mega Ball: 09.

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Nearly all the jackpot winners often opt to take the cash option.

Mega Millions $625M jackpot largest in nearly 2 years

Lottery players set to win N28bn Mega Millions prize. Photo: Justin Sullivan
Source: UGC

In other news, earlier reported that a young dad who lost his job due to COVID-19 won R40 million lottery.

The unnamed winner who is said to be in his 20s, from Adelaide, Australia, had been so stressed and worried about how he would support his family after being made unemployed.

But all that changed in a stunning turnaround of fortune when his numbers came up in the lottery and he won the top prize in Australia's the Lott's Set For Life game.

He had also recently welcomed his first child with his wife and will use the cash to buy their first home. And speaking of his wife's plans, he said she wanted to do everything, a new car, holidays, a new house, not just any house but their dream house.

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In a related story, a woman who has been playing the same lottery numbers for six years is celebrating after winning a huge amount of money.

The mother, who hails from Sydney, Australia, won the lottery after she changed her numbers for the first time in more than half a decade.

This method is super common as many hope that, eventually, their lucky numbers will help them to secure the bag.

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