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

02:10  13 august  2017
02:10  13 august  2017 Source:   CBS News

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The ticket was sold at Nick's Barbecue in Palos, Heights, Illinois , just 30 minutes outside of Chicago. This is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot victor this year. The Mega Millions and Powerball are at their highest combined point in history, totally 9 million .

A 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.

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A 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. Lottery officials said the jackpot was the largest in nearly a year, and the fifth largest in the 15-year history of the drawing.

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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 2 million , is now estimated to be $ 393 million

A single ticket , sold in Illinois , matched all six numbers to win the whopping Mega Millions jackpot of $ 393 million on Friday night, lottery officials said. The payout is the largest in nearly a year and the fifth largest in the game's 15-year history, according to lottery officials.

Friday's jackpot had been growing since April 28, the last time a ticket matched all six numbers. Officials said 55 tickets have won prizes over $1 million over the course of the run.

The jackpot in Saturday's Powerball drawing is expected to top $350 million.

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