Mega Millions: Just one winner in $540m US lottery
Now, where did I leave that ticket? Sole jackpot-winning ticket was sold in Indiana
A ticket is sold ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in the US, which has bee won by a single ticket at $540 million. File photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters
A Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth an estimated $540 million (€489 million) has been won by one lucky ticket-holder in the US.
The consortium of lottery organisations that runs Mega Millions said a ticket matching all five white balls and the yellow ball would win an estimated $540 million.
The winning numbers were white balls 8-19-20-55-73 and yellow ball five.
An estimated one billion dollars’ worth of tickets were sold since the last jackpot-winning ticket was drawn in early March.
It was the longest Mega Millions run without a winner.
Tickets are sold in 43 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.