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[翻译]AS IT IS - Game of Chance to Pay One Winner $1.5 Billion

更新时间:2018/10/25 6:52:05 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

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A small piece of white paper sold at a convenience store in South Carolina is now worth more than $1.5 billion.

南卡罗来纳州一家便利店售出的一小张白纸现在价值超过15亿美元。

Lottery officials in the southern state say a ticket that matched all six numbers of Tuesday’s Mega Millions drawing was sold at the KC Mart shop in Simpsonville. The town has a population of about 18,000 people.

这个南部州的彩票官员表示,这张买中周二“超级百万”开奖结果全部6位数字的彩票是在辛普森维尔市的一家KC Mart商店售出的。这个小镇有1.8万人口。

The world may never know who the winner is, however. South Carolina is one of eight American states that does not make lottery winners publicly identify themselves.

然而,人们可能永远不会知道谁是中奖者。南卡罗来纳州是美国8个不用公开中奖者身份的州之一。

The South Carolina Education Lottery tweeted, “Our message to the $1.5 BILLION #MegaMillions jackpot winner: Sign the back of the ticket, place the ticket in a safe location, speak with a trusted advisor and call the lottery...Take a deep breath and enjoy the moment!”

南卡罗来纳州教育彩票中心在推特上写道,“我们提醒一下‘超级百万’15亿头奖的中奖人:在彩票背面签上名字,把它放到一个安全的地方。找一位值得信任的法律顾问,然后拨打彩票中心电话。深吸一口气,享受这一刻吧!”

The ticket is worth about $877.8 million if the winner chooses to accept a one-time payment. That is what most lottery winners do. The other choice is to collect the full amount in yearly payments over the next 29 years.

如果中奖者选择一次性领取,这张彩票价值大约8.778亿美元。这也是大多数彩票中奖者的选择。另一种选择是以按年领取,在未来29年内领取完全额奖金。

Earlier estimates had said this week’s Mega Millions game would be the largest lottery jackpot ever. However, the actual number ended up being just under a record set in 2016.

此前预计本周的超级百万将会是有史以来最大的彩票头奖。然而,实际数字最终刚好低于2016年创下的历史记录。

Still, the jackpot was huge. In fact, it is 20 percent of South Carolina’s yearly budget. And it is enough money for the winner to give more than $300 to each of South Carolina’s 5 million people.

然而,这次头奖仍然是一笔巨款。实际上,它是南卡罗来纳州年度预算的20%。对于中奖者而言,这笔钱足够给南卡罗来纳州的500万人口每人发300美元红包。

And that’s What’s Trending Today…

I’m Ashley Thompson.

Words in This Story

convenience store - n. a small store that is open for many hours of the day

lottery - n. a way of raising money for a government, charity, etc., in which many tickets are sold and a few of the tickets are chosen by chance to win prizes drawing

drawing - n. an act of choosing something (such as a winning ticket) from a group without knowing

jackpot - n. a usually large amount of money won in a game of chance

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