US lottery player wins jackpot
A lucky US lottery player has won
a Mega Millions jackpot of more than US$1.3 billion,
one of the largest ever rewards, according to a US lottery official on Saturday (Jul 30).
According to the official Mega Millions website,
a single ticket holder in the Midwestern state of Illinois, who has yet to be identified,
had the six winning numbers and won a prize worth US$1.337 billion.
"We are happy to have witnessed one of the largest jackpot victories in Mega Millions history,
" Mega Millions Consortium lead director Pat McDonald stated on the group's website.
"We're excited to find out who won and hope to congratulate the winner soon!"