Mega Millions News: man claims $91.8m jackpot
In July this year, in Pennsylvania Steven Peloquin said about his victory. He lives in Virginia, and his winnings amounted to nearly $ 92 million.
In Pennsylvania, it is the second biggest win in Mega Millions lottery. In the entire history of the lottery prize is considered to be such a big fourth-rated.
Executive Director of the Lottery Drew Svitko inspected the win. The lucky winner was officially awarded by a coupon of $ 92 million dollars.
The ticket is winning, if the player has collected five balls on the main field, plus one Megaball. The winning ticket was almost $ 153 million, but the winner pays taxes and his win was 92 million dollars. The percentage of tax was 25%.
Peloquin works as a truck driver for 30 years. When he went to Pennsylvania to work, he drove to the Travel Plaza to rest. This place is engaged in retail trade in lottery tickets since 2010. Each winning ticket gave plaza a bonus of nearly $ 100 000.
The lucky winner could not believe his luck for a few days.
Peloquin said that he could not sleep that night and went to the Internet to check his numbers on the lottery ticket. After he saw that his numbers got winning, he could not sleep for a long time.
He thought a long time about his win and could not believe. He took a photograph of his successful ticket and sent it to several relatives. They confirmed that his ticket actually won.
Peloquin said that now he and his wife can retire. They are very happy because they will be able to spend time on their children.
He immediately went to the nearest headquarters to hand over all the necessary documents and to verify the authenticity of winning. Organizers analyzed and confirmed his victory.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions is very small, it is about 1-in-258,890,850.
In Pennsylvania, the lottery it is not the biggest prize. Organizers conducted a study and found that there was even more winnings in 2010. Then lucky winner won a jackpot worth $ 150 million. And in 2014 another player became richer by $ 87 million.
This game will start to take effect in 2002. Since then they have given almost 17 jackpots. These prizes were a few million dollars.
In 2004 it was recorded another big win. It is considered the largest in the history of this state. Then the player wins the jackpot in the amount of $ 110 million.
Rules of the game in the Mega Millions lottery: To buy a lottery ticket you have to pay $ 1. The player then chooses any 5 numbers from 1 to 75; they are introduced to the main field. Also selects one ball Megaball. There will need to enter any number from 1 to 15. Players can choose their own numbers or use a system of random numbers, and then the numbers chooses the computer. If a player wants to introduce an additional game, then he needs to pay another dollar. In this case, all the numbers are selected automatically. Additional game called Megaplier and its scoring system has no jackpot.
The Mega Millions lottery is very famous and popular all over the USA. Its tickets are sold in almost 44 states. There are drawing nights, on Tuesday and on Fridays. You can buy a ticket in 9:59 p.m.