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As two lucky punters share a £390m jackpot, we look at the biggest lottery winners around the world…
Somewhere out there, two people are sitting on lottery tickets that have won them the second-largest prize in the history of the US lottery.
The as-yet-unknown winners have each netted half of the $636 million prize – that’s the equivalent to £195 million each. The winner of the next Mega Millions draw will have to content themselves with a mere $15 million, as this massive jackpot was the result of 22 draws without a winner.
While most people have never even imagined scooping a win that large, it’s not the largest. Back in March 2012 the Mega Millions jackpot was an epic $656 million, which was split between three lucky punters.
So we’ve been taking a look at some of the other winners who’ve won incredible prizes and gone public. And where they are now…
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But will it bring them happiness?
Stupid question really!
My dad once said. "I'd sooner be rich and miserable than poor and miserable!"
All I wont is enough to live on and be able to pay the bills and may be have a holiday or two a year.
I'm not greedy.
congratulations , wow what do you say. get a very " very , good accountant, and pay the very least you can get away with, enjoy life, burn the begging letters, forget any charities for you can if you want make a difference direct in stead of being syphoned away and not going to the cause .
wishing a long and stupendous happiness and health now and a very long future .
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