$393M winning Mega Millions ticket sold in IL, lottery officials say

Posted August 13, 2017

Some lucky person from IL is now a multi-millionaire after winning Friday night's Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

The $393 million grand prize ticket was sold in Palos Heights, a suburb of Chicago.

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A single lottery ticket sold at a barbecue restaurant in IL is now worth around 393 million dollars.

The victor has up to a year from the original drawing date to claim the prize, which is the fifth-largest in Mega Millions history and the largest ever won in IL, lottery officials said.

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Apart from the jackpot victor, there were also three other winners for the second prize. Of these, the winning ticket from Washington also included the optional Megaplier which costs an extra $1 over and above the $2 ticket price. The jackpot has grown since it was last won on April 28.

Nobody has won the Powerball jackpot since June. That is on the grounds that the big stake for Saturday night's drawing for the contending Powerball game is $356 million.

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"I and my wife go there a few times a month". All said, there is no denying the fact that the odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot remain extremely low - one in about 258.9 million for Mega Millions. In fact, you would have a better chance of becoming President of the United States (10 million to 1), winning an Oscar (11,500 to 1), or even becoming an astronaut (12 million to one), than winning the Mega Millions.