The successful ticket was purchased at a Speedway fuel station in Des Plaines, roughly a 20-mile drive northwest of Chicago, the Illinois Lottery mentioned. Details about who purchased the ticket was not instantly obtainable Saturday morning.
If the holder chooses a lump-sum money possibility, the ticket will yield a one-time cost of an estimated $742.2 million. In any other case, the roughly $1.28 billion prize will probably be unfold over annual funds.
Friday night time’s successful numbers had been 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and a Mega Ball of 14. The subsequent drawing will probably be Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.
Another ticket holders additionally received some sizable prizes Friday.
Twenty-six tickets received a secondary prize of no less than $1 million as a result of they matched the primary 5 numbers.
Six of the 26 tickets received $2 million as a result of the patrons matched not solely the primary 5 numbers, but in addition paid a further $1 to activate the sport‘s “multiplier,” which elevates non-jackpot prizes.
The biggest jackpot of any US lottery recreation was $1.586 billion — a Powerball prize from January 13, 2016, shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
The Mega Tens of millions web site on Friday night time grew to become inaccessible for a number of minutes after the drawing. The lottery’s jackpots begin at $20 million and develop primarily based on recreation gross sales and rates of interest, in keeping with its web site.
Mega Tens of millions tickets are bought in 45 states, Washington, DC, and the US Virgin Islands, the place drawings are on Tuesdays and Fridays at 11 p.m. ET. Tickets are bought on-line in Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and DC, however the purchaser have to be in that state.
CNN’s Aya Elamroussi and Steve Almasy contributed to this report.