The starting weekend of the new year 2018 was very lucky for players of two big lotteries in the USA. Two players, to be clear, won together over 1 billion dollars!
Somebody in New Hampshire won 570 000 000 $ playing the Powerball. He or She hit the six correct numbers on Saturday 6th January. These numbers were: 12, 29, 30, 33, 61 and 26 (Powerball).
The day before someone living in Florida won the jackpot of 450 000 000 $ in the lottery called Mega Millions. The lucky numbers were: 28, 30, 39, 59, 70, 10 in this order.
What is interesting, the taxes in the USA are very high if you want to claim the prize with one lump sum. Taking this into consideration one time Powerball payment of 590M is only 358,5M after taxes and Mega Millions is only 281M.
Powerball lucky state
It is the second time a player win so much money here. Another win was in 2016 on July with the amount of $487 million. This year lucky ticket was confirmed to be bought at Reeds Ferry Market in Merrimack. For now, we don't know who won.