US Mega Millions winning numbers announced for $393M jackpot

11:36  12 august  2017
11:36  12 august  2017 Source:   CBS News

Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393M sold at Illinois barbecue

  Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393M sold at Illinois barbecue Single ticket sold in Illinois matched all six numbers in Friday's Mega Millions lottery drawing with a jackpot worth $393 million. Lottery officials said the winning ticket was purchased at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights, Illinois, about 20 miles southwest of Chicago.Friday's winning numbers were 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and the Mega Ball 6. Three other tickets matched the five white balls, taking the second prize. Those tickets were sold in Washington state, Ohio and California, according to a release.The jackpot is worth $247 million if paid out in cash, or $393 million in installments.

Winning Numbers 8/4/2017. Mega Millions drawings are held Tuesday and Friday at 11:00 pm ET. You win if the numbers on one row of your ticket match the numbers of the balls drawn on that date. There are nine ways to win a prize, from to the jackpot .

The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58 and the Mega Ball number was 6. The top prize for the Mega Millions drawing was $ 393 million . For the first time, both Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots have exceeded 0 million .

A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in Manhattan, New York, July 1, 2016. © REUTERS A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in Manhattan, New York, July 1, 2016.

The winning Mega Millions numbers drawn Friday were 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58 and the Mega Ball number was 6.

The top prize for the Mega Millions drawing was $393 million. If there's no winner Friday, the next drawing will be Tuesday -- and will likely top $400 million.

There was no winner for Tuesday's Powerball drawing, meaning Saturday's drawing will top $350 million. 

There is a one-time cash option for Mega Millions of $246 million. Tickets are $1. As for Powerball, there's a one-time cash payout option of $224 million and tickets are $2. 

Even with more options for giant payouts, the odds of winning a jackpot remain abysmal at 1 in 258.9 million for Mega Millions and 1 in 292.2 million for Powerball. 

The odds of winning both jackpots are one in 75 quadrillion -- that's 15 zeros -- according to data scientists at Allstate. 

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The Powerball lottery jackpot for August 2 has hit $261 million and the winner will be announced just before 11 p.m. EST. Former Business Insider writer Walter Hickey did the math to figure out the best time to buy a ticket. Factors to consider include odds of winning and odds of splitting the pot.

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