Florida wins $1.58 billion lottery

A lottery ticket has fetched $1.58 billion (CAD$2.12 billion) for its purchaser in Florida, US lottery Mega Tens of millions introduced on Tuesday.

This whole surpasses the earlier file for this lottery, which received a jackpot of $1.537 billion in 2018, based on the corporate.

“After 31 attracts with out a winner, one fortunate Florida ticket holder will have fun the summer time of 2023 with a file jackpot presently estimated at $1.58 billion,” the lottery mentioned in a press release Tuesday.

In accordance with ABC Information, this quantity, if confirmed, would be the third largest jackpot in US lottery historical past.

In November 2022, a participant in California had received $2.04 billion within the Powerball lottery.

In accordance with the US well being authorities, the possibility of profitable the Mega Tens of millions jackpot is one in 303 million, which is increased than the possibility of being struck by lightning (one in one million).

The fortunate winner, who has not but been recognized, can select to money out C$1,155 million in a single go, or have your complete winnings unfold out in annual funds over a 30-year interval.

The ticket for this lottery, which is held in virtually each American state, prices 2 {dollars}.