£416m Mega Millions jackpot scooped in US
Published 09/07/2016 | 16:21
A Mega Millions lottery jackpot worth an estimated 540 million dollars (£416 million) has been won by one lucky ticket-holder in the US.
The sole jackpot-winning ticket in Friday night's Mega Millions draw was sold in Indiana, said Virginia Lottery spokesman John Hagerty.
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 dollars.
The winning numbers were white balls 8-19-20-55-73 and yellow ball five.
An estimated one billion dollars' worth (£772 million) of tickets have been 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.