One ticket holder scoops world record £1.2 BILLION lotto jackpot

The huge Mega Millions jackpot is the largest in historyThe huge Mega Millions jackpot is the largest in history
The huge Mega Millions jackpot is the largest in history
One incredibly lucky winner has made history by winning the world's largest ever lottery jackpot.

The staggering $1.6 Billion (£1.2 Billion) US Mega Millions prize has been won by a ticketholder in the state of South Carolina.

The ticket matched all five numbers '“ 5, 28, 62, 65 and 70 '“ as well as the bonus ball (5).

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The huge Mega Millions jackpot is the largest in historyThe huge Mega Millions jackpot is the largest in history
The huge Mega Millions jackpot is the largest in history

Now the lucky ticketholder has a big decision to make '“ whether to settle for a lump sum now of £698 million or claim the full prize over a 29 year period.

Mega Millions is played in 44 states as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands.