$522 million jackpot Mega Millions ticket sold in San Jose, California!

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A single ticket sold in California matched all six numbers drawn on July 24 – the white balls 1, 2, 4, 19 and 29, plus the gold Mega Ball 20 – to lay claim to the estimated $522 million prize ($308.1 million cash).

The ticket was purchased at Ernie’s Liquors in San Jose, Calif. The winner has not yet been identified.

The jackpot amount has been climbing since May 8, and it took 22 draws to reach this amount, said Tracey Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of D.C. Lottery.

“It’s really exciting,” Cohen said. “It’s wonderful to see the jackpot climbing and to see people involved and engaged in the drawing and the possibility of winning.”

In addition to the jackpot win, there were many other big winners in the July 24 drawing. Eight tickets matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize. Six are worth $1 million each, sold in Arizona, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota and New Jersey (two). Two, sold in Massachusetts and Texas, included the optional Megaplier (an optional $1 purchase available in most states) and are worth $3 million each.

For matching four white balls plus the Mega Ball, 102 tickets won the game’s $10,000 third prize Tuesday night. Nine of those are actually worth $30,000 each because they included the optional Megaplier.

In total, there were 3,109,361 winning tickets Tuesday night at all prize levels, including the jackpot. In this jackpot run, since May 4 there have been almost 17.4 million winning tickets at all prize levels, including 35 worth $1 million or more.

Earlier this year, two other Mega Millions winners made history, with a $451 million jackpot awarded in January and a $533 million jackpot awarded in April.

The next drawing will be Friday, July 27, when the jackpot resets to $40 million — a $23.6 million lump sum.

How to Play Mega Millions Online and Outside of the US ?

Provided below are the rules for how foreigners can play Mega Millions:

  •  Tickets for Mega Millions are for sale by lottery retailers  in 43 US States, in the District of Colombia and in the U.S Virgin Islands.
  • To obtain tickets outside of these jurisdictions, foreigners can use online lottery operators, to locally purchase an official lottery ticket on their behalf.
  • All reputable retailers will require you to register and provide billing information before purchasing tickets on your behalf.
  • Once the tickets have been bought, the online retailer will make scans of both the official ticket and the receipt.
  • To avoid online scams be sure that the site you are using is legitimate. For a comparison of three online retailers already reviewed by InternationalLottery.org read here.
  • After the draw, the winning numbers are published online.  Retailers will generally only contact you if you have won.
  •  You can then choose to either have the winning ticket sent to you, or to authorize the retailer tocollect the winnings on your behalf.
  • If you elect to do the latter, you will then be prompted to verify your identity for security and tax reasons.
  • If you win a significant amount or even perhaps the jackpot, it is likely that you will have to personally claim your prize at the local Mega Millions office.
  • At this time the agent may assist you in making the necessary legal arrangements to collect your prize.

Can Foreigners Win Mega Millions?

  •  Yes, foreign citizens can legally win Mega Millions. 
  • The tax for a non-US citizen is a flat 30% of the winnings.
  • Additional tax treaties may also apply depending on your citizenship.

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Please read HOW TO PLAY US MEGA MILLIONS FROM OUTSIDE THE US to be introduced step by step and avoid risks when you buy lotto tickets online.

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