Illinois sold a $1.28 billion jackpot Mega Millions winning ticket.


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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. “Being present for one of the largest jackpot victories in Mega Millions history makes us very happy. We can’t wait to congratulate the winner and are anxious to learn who won! Even better, this fantastic jackpot run has significantly increased the funds that our member lotteries have raised for charitable organizations.”

Mega Millions lottery tickets are seen in New York City

On July 29, 2022, a man is holding Mega Millions lottery tickets in New York City. 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.

Mega Millions ticket

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.

Mega Millions in Illinois

On Thursday, July 21, 2022, a consumer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store in Northbrook, Illinois. (AP Newsroom/Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo)

In 45 states, as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Mega Millions lottery is played. State lotteries are in charge of organizing the game.

This report was made possible by the Associated Press.