CHICAGO (AP) — Someone from the Chicago suburbs beat the odds to win the $1.28 billion Mega Millions Jackpot.
according to Mega Millions.comthere was one ticket that won the jackpot in the Friday night draw, and it was purchased at the Speedway gas station and convenience store in Des Plaines.
The winning number was 13-36-45-57-67 and the Mega Ball was 14.
“We are thrilled to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpot wins in Mega Millions history. looking forward to it!”
The jackpot was the third largest lottery prize in the country. After April 15th, the number grew very large as no one had matched his six numbers chosen in the game. This makes him 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.
A prize of $1.28 billion will be awarded to the winner who chooses an annuity option paid annually over 29 years. Most winners opted for the cash option, with an estimated $747.2 million in Friday night’s draw.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
The store that sold the tickets is also a sizable winner, according to the Illinois Lottery. He gets $500,000 just for selling tickets.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states, as well as Washington DC and the US Virgin Islands. The game is coordinated by state lotteries.
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