The third-biggest jackpot in MegaMillions history has been won by a single ticket sold in Indiana, Us.
The winning MegaMillions numbers were: 8, 19, 20, 55 and 73, plus the Mega Ball: 5.
The draw was made on July 8, meaning, for the third time this year, the jackpot was won on the eight day of the month.
Paula Otto, executive director of the Virginia lottery and lead director for the Mega Millions group said: “It was a great four-month run, resulting in millions of dollars being generated for beneficiaries across the country.
“Lucky 8 happened again, as the Mega Millions game had its third jackpot winner of the year on July 8, following winners on January 8 and March 8.”
The record Mega Millions jackpot is $656 million (£506m) – three tickets shared that jackpot on March 30, 2012.
Just behind that is the $648 million jackpot split by two winners on December 17, 2013. Friday’s jackpot is the third largest for the Mega Millions game, and the seventh largest American lottery jackpot in history.
Biggest Lottery jackpots in US history
|Powerball||$1.586 billion||1/13/2016||3-CA, FL, TN|
|Mega Millions||$656.0 million||3/30/2012||3-IL, KS, MD|
|Mega Millions||$648.0 million||12/17/2013||2-CA, GA|
|Powerball||$587.5 million||11/28/2012||2-AZ, MO|
|Powerball||$564.1 million||2/11/2015||3-NC, PR, TX|
|Mega Millions||$540.0 million (est)||7/8/2016||1-IN|
|Powerball||$448.4 million||8/7/2013||3-MN, NJ(2)|
Tonight’s US Powerball jackpot is £222m. You can play online from the UK with LottosOnline and get a sign-up bonus of £50 to spend on tickets.