Mega Tens of millions: One ticket in Illinois wins the second-largest Mega Tens of millions jackpot of an estimated $1.28 billion Gadgetfee


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.

“We’re thrilled to have witnessed one of many largest jackpot wins in Mega Tens of millions historical past,” Pat McDonald, lead director for the Mega Tens of millions Consortium, mentioned in a information launch Saturday. “We’re keen to seek out out who received and stay up for congratulating the winner quickly.”

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.

One of many 26 tickets, bought in California, didn’t have the multiplier however nonetheless received greater than $4.2 million, in keeping with the state’s lottery officers. That is as a result of all prizes in California have to be primarily based on gross sales and variety of winners as a substitute of being a hard and fast quantity.
The 20 “Match 5” winners with out the multiplier had been bought in California; Florida (two); Georgia (two); Illinois; Kentucky; Louisiana; Michigan; Minnesota (two); North Carolina (two); New Hampshire (two); New York; Oklahoma; Pennsylvania; Texas (two); and Wisconsin.
The six $2 million tickets had been bought in Arizona; Florida (three); Iowa and Pennsylvania, in keeping with Mega Tens of millions.
The jackpot had been rising since mid-April, when the jackpot was hit on consecutive drawings on April 12 and April 15. Since then, no ticket in twice-weekly drawings matched all six numbers — which is hard. The chances of successful the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.
The biggest ever Mega Tens of millions jackpot of $1.537 billion was received by a single ticket bought in South Carolina in 2018. That is the second-largest jackpot for any US lottery recreation, and it is the world’s largest lottery prize received by only one ticket, in keeping with Mega Tens of millions.

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.


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