Lucky person has scooped £1 billion on the lottery and they might not know yet

One person has won one of the biggest lottery jackpots in history after their ticket came up trumps for the prize of $1.34 billion (£1 billion) and they might not even know it yet.

The ticket was sold in a Speedway convenience store in Des Plaines, Illinois according to Mega Millions.

It matched all six winning numbers in the Friday (July 29) draw and the prize is the equivalent of $780 million (£640,000) in cash.

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And amazingly it's not the first time a US jackpot has grossed over £1 billion.

In fact, this is merely the third time the limit has been reached with the record standing at the $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on Oct. 23, 2018.

Speaking after the ticket was announced, Ohio lottery director Pat McDonald said: "We are thrilled to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpot wins in Mega Millions history. We're eager to find out who won and look forward to congratulating the winner soon!"

In other lottery madness, a generous boss has decided to purchase 50,000 lottery tickets with the promise of dividing up the winnings with all his employees should he hit the jackpot.

The CEO of US fast food chain Raising Cane, Todd Graves, bought the tickets at a cost of roughly $100,000 (£83,000), NBC Washington reported.

The jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery is $810 million (£672 million) and is due to be drawn on Tuesday evening (August 2).

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