Who won the $640 Mega Million Lottery?

Posted By on April 1, 2012

It was a sort of national hysteria, a collective fever-dream of wealth beyond imagining that saw Americans in their millions queue up at petrol stations, supermarkets and corner delis to buy into the fantasy of the biggest lottery win in history.

The magic numbers turned out to be 2, 4, 23, 38, 46 and 23 again as the “mega ball”. Though, of course, the real numerical power lay in the figure of 640,000,000 – the size of the dollar jackpot of the Mega Millions lottery.

Three Americans will now live the dream. A trio of winners overcame incredibly long odds to take their places among the richest people in the country. The names of those who will carve out roughly $213m each from the prize fund are not yet known. But they hail from Maryland, Illinois and Kansas, and they woke up to completely changed lives and a nation obsessed with finding out who shared the $640m (£400m) pot. [full report…]