The $US1 billion Mega Millions jackpot was just drawn – here are the winning numbers:
Shortly after the numbers were drawn, the California State Lottery website crashed.
“Due to the high MEGA Millions jackpot, we anticipate increased website traffic that could slow response times,” the website said in an alert. “We apologise for any inconvenience.”
The odds of winning the record-breaking $US1 billion jackpot were one in 302.5 million, or 0.00000033%. Five numbers between 1 to 70 were selected, in addition to one number between 1 to 25.
The lucky winner would have the option to cash out over $US513 million, or choose to be paid annually for 29 years (with a better tax rate).
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