1.59 billion dollars in a lottery - level 2

1.59 billion dollars in a lottery - level 2

21-01-2016 15:00

In the USA, people have a chance to win 1.59 billion dollars in a lottery. Thousands of people are buying the tickets. If you buy a ticket, you have a 1 in 292 million chance of picking the right combination of numbers.

So far, three lucky people in Los Angeles, Tennessee and Florida got the numbers right – people will divide the prize among them.

However, they don’t get to keep all of the money. The government takes at least 40% of the money.

Difficult words: prize (the money or something else that you win), divide (to break into more parts), government (the “bosses” of a country).

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