February 22, 2024

The Blue Yucca Belief of South Dakota obtained a money payout of $157,367,045 earlier than taxes, setting a brand new file for the biggest prize awarded to a single Texas Lottery participant

A fortunate group of people from South Dakota made historical past by successful the whopping $360 million Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot in October.

Blue Yucca Belief of Fast Metropolis, South Dakota received a $360 million Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot on October 6, 2023. The ticket bought at a fuel station in San Angelo, Texas, is the biggest lottery prize in Texas historical past, the Texas Lottery introduced Wednesday.

Though the Blue Yucca Belief group relies in South Dakota, winner credit score will likely be given to the state by which a gaggle member bought the successful Mega Hundreds of thousands ticket. This has occurred a number of instances this yr, together with on October 7, when a New Hampshire resident bought a ticket in Massachusetts and received a $1 million prize.

The successful ticket introduced by the Blue Yucca Belief matched all numbers 12, 24, 46, 57, 66 and Mega Ball 22. It was bought at Stripes #5031 in San Angelo. Stripes grocery store obtained a $1 million bonus from the lottery for promoting the successful ticket.

The Blue Yucca Belief selected money worth when buying its ticket. The plaintiff obtained $157,367,045 earlier than taxes, setting a brand new file for the biggest prize awarded to a single Texas Lottery participant.

Previous to this victory, the final time a Texas lottery participant received the Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot was on September 24, 2019, when a Leander resident received an introduced jackpot of $227 million.

Ut Van Nguyen of Carrollton was the primary individual to win the Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot in Texas, in response to Lottery Put up. He received a $101 million prize within the October 1, 2004 drawing, shortly after Texas adopted multi-state play in 2003.

The subsequent drawing of the Mega Hundreds of thousands jackpot, at the moment $267 million, will happen on Friday, November 17 at 11:00 p.m. ET.

Learn how to play Mega Hundreds of thousands

Once you buy a Mega Hundreds of thousands ticket, you will have the choice to pick six numbers. The highest 5 are chosen from a spread of 1 to 70 for the white balls, and the ultimate quantity is chosen from a spread of 1 to 25 for the coveted gold mega ball. For many who discover selecting their very own numbers daunting, there may be an “Simple Decide” or “Fast Decide” choice, which can randomly generate the numbers on your ticket.

In the event you play in sure states, you’ll be able to add a Megaplier for a further greenback. This choice may doubtlessly enhance your non-jackpot winnings by an element of two, 3, 4 and even 5.

The place can you purchase lottery tickets?

Tickets might be bought in individual at fuel stations, comfort shops and grocery shops. Some airport terminals can also promote lottery tickets.

You can even order tickets on-line via Jackpocket, the USA TODAY Community’s official digital lottery courier, in these states: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Washington DC and West Virginia. The Jackpocket app means that you can choose your lottery recreation and numbers, place your order, view your ticket and gather your winnings – all out of your telephone or residence laptop.

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