Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr The prize for Friday’s Mega Millions challenge in the United States has been rised to $1 billion, speaking to the biggest jackpot lottery in worldwide lottery history claimed by a single champ. Lines were forming Friday morning at gas stations and 7-11s over the 44 states, the federal capital Washington and the US Virgin Islands where the lottery is held, with the draw to happen at 11:00 pm local time (03:00 GMT). The previous time the largest jackpot was of $758.7 million was won a year ago by Mavis Wanczyk, a 53-year-old mother of two kids from Massachusetts. In 2016, a $1.6 billion Powerball prize was split three different ways by ticket holders from California, Florida and Tennessee. Each person brought home $528.8 million. The amusement, which was created in 2002, has seen changes throughout the years that have reduced the chances of winning, bigger and bigger lotteries. In the event that somebody picks the wins six numbers, they can either claim the jackpot in 30 payments more than 30 years – the annuity option – or take a decreased sum in a lump sum. On Friday, that would be an total of $565 million – before taxes, as indicated by the Mega Millions site.