Mega Millions has climbed to $820M as questions linger about the mystery Powerball winner

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July 22, 2023 | 4:52 pm

Mega Millions lives up to its name.

If someone wins a grand prize ticket for Tuesday’s drawing, they could win $820 million.

The Loom jackpot is the fifth largest in the game’s history, Mega Millions officials said Saturday.

The odds of winning are a very long shot – 1 in 302.6 million, but tickets are being taken.

Winners have the option of paying the lump sum, in this case $422 million, or they can choose to have the entire jackpot paid out in annuities over 29 years.

Grand prize winners choose the cash payment option.

Friday’s drawing featured eight tickets matching five white balls for a $1 million prize.

Two each were sold in Florida, New Jersey and North Carolina, one in California and one in Michigan, MegaMillions said.

A $1.08 billion winning Powerball ticket was sold at this small downtown LA store owned by the Herrera family on Friday.
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Mega Millions is played in 45 states, Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands.

Questions remain about the identity of the person who claimed the winning Powerball ticket worth about $1.08 billion at a small store in downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The store owners said the first winner was an elderly woman who came into the store and was captured on video marking her win.

This woman ran into the small LA store where the billion-dollar Powerball ticket was sold last Friday and claimed she won.
Independent

Shocking the crowd and store staff, the woman fell to her knees, hugged the staff and said, “God bless you,” before running away.

However, according to the footage, he ran away without showing the ticket or mentioning his name KNX news.

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It is not clear whether he is truly the winner.

In video clips posted on social media, the woman ran from the store crying, “I’m scared now, I’m so scared.”

Store owner Nabor Herrera said KCAL He thought the girl was fake, but his daughter said she thought the girl’s mother might be the winner.




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