Winning Mega Millions Ticket Worth an Estimated $393M Sold in Illinois

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12 August 2017 | 5:35 am

A single ticket sold in Illinois matched all the numbers drawn during Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot, making the ticket worth an estimated $393 million.

The prize, which was previously estimated to be the sixth-largest prize at $382 million, is now estimated to be $393 million, moving it up the ranks as the fifth-largest prize in the game’s history. The ticket was sold at Nick’s Barbecue in Palos, Heights, Illinois, just 30 minutes outside of Chicago. 

The winning numbers were: 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58. The Mega Ball number was six. 

Three tickets, sold in Ohio, Washington and California, matched the five white ball numbers to win the game’s second prize.

This is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot winner this year. 

This week marked the first time both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots topped $300 million.

The odds of winning a jackpot were abysmal — one in 258.9 million for Mega Millions, and one in 292.2 million for Powerball.

The jackpot resets to $15 million for the next drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 15. 

Published at 8:15 PM CDT on Aug 11, 2017 | Updated at 12:35 AM CDT on Aug 12, 2017



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