Mega Millions Jackpot Hits $790 Million After No Winners in Three Months | American News




The Mega Millions grand prize is now $790m (£658.1m), the fourth biggest jackpot in US lottery history.

Officials lifted the grand prize on Friday because there hasn’t been a winner in three months.

For 27 consecutive draws, no one has matched all six numbers, meaning the jackpot has grown from its starting point of $20 million in April.

The $790 million pre-tax prize is for a potential winner who chooses the annuity option, paid in 30 annual installments, but most players choose the cash option, which for Friday’s draw would be 646 .4 million.

Mega Millions is played in 45 US states, Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.

The highest ever lottery jackpot in the United States was the Powerball in January 2016 with three tickets winning $1.59 billion.

This was followed by a Mega Millions jackpot of $1.54 billion in October 2018 and a Mega Millions prize of $1.05 billion in January 2021.

If anyone were to win the jackpot, the winnings would be higher than the winnings of Kylie Jenner and Kanye West, according to Forbes.

Other celebrities earning less than total earnings include footballers Neymar, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, actor Dwanye Johnson, singer Elton John and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay.

But what can almost 800 million dollars buy?

If any winners are looking for a posh property in Beverly Hills, they could easily afford one.

Estate agents Hilton & Hyland are selling the largest property ever licensed in Los Angeles for $250m (£208.3m).

It is currently under construction, but it will have a gym, swimming pool, massage room, two guest suites, a guest house, wine lounge in cascade, a cinema for 36 people and 19 bedrooms.

For something a little smaller, the eight-bedroom Sloane House in London is currently up for sale for $230m (£191.6m).

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Buying either property would leave the winner with enough money to buy the most expensive new car currently on the market – a Gordon Murray Automotive T.50 Niki Lauda, ​​which is worth 4.4 million dollars (£3.7 million), according to Barron magazine.

Winners could also purchase 692,982,456 Hershey’s milk chocolate bars with the winnings.


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