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On Friday evening, a ticket holder in Illinois took home the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
The gold Mega ball was number 14, and the winning numbers were indicated as 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67. 2X was the Megaplier.
On East Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois, a Speedy Caf Speedway gas station sold the winning ticket.
For winners who select the annuity option, which is paid yearly over a 29-year period, the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot is available.
The majority of winners choose the cash option, which was worth about $747.2 million.
Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald issued a statement congratulating the Illinois Lottery for selling the winning ticket for the $1.337 billion Mega Millions prize. We are excited to have seen one of the largest jackpot winners in Mega Millions history, and we can’t wait to congratulate the winner when we do. What’s more, this exciting jackpot run has had a substantial beneficial influence on the funds raised by our member lotteries for charitable organizations.
On July 29, 2022, in New York City, a guy is seen holding Mega Millions lottery tickets. VIEWpress/Getty Images/John Smith
The jackpot was the third-largest lottery award in the country.
On April 15, 2017, someone last won the Mega Millions jackpot.
Since then, there has been 29 draws in a row without a jackpot winner.
FILE – On July 26, 2022, in a 7-Eleven in Oakland, California, Gordon Midvale fills out a lottery ticket. (AP Newsroom/AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vsquez, File)
One in 302.5 million people have a chance of winning the jackpot.
When the ticket matches all five white balls, the chances of winning $1 million are 1 in 12,607,306.
The Mega Millions website also lists six Megaplier winners who each took home $2 million in prize money, as well as a total of 26 winners of that jackpot.
In the Bronx of New York City, at the New Way Deli and Lottery Corp., one $1,000,002 ticket was sold.
The next jackpot, according to the Mega Millions website, is $20 million.
On Thursday, July 21, 2022 in Northbrook, Illinois, a consumer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket. (AP Newsroom/Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)
Along with Washington, D.C., and the United States, 45 states participate in the Mega Millions lottery. Caribbean islands. State lotteries are in charge of organizing the game.
This report was made possible by the Associated Press.