Mega Millions Numbers: 1 Winning $1.28 Billion Jackpot Ticket Sold in Illinois

A winning $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot ticket was sold in Illinois, officials confirmed to ABC News.

Officials further say: “No additional information is available yet as Mega Millions is completing the balancing process between the participating lotteries. Once this is complete, we will post a release on the Mega Millions website.”

The jackpot has been reset to $20 million for Tuesday’s draw.

There wasn’t just one lucky winner, 26 tickets won the $1 million draw, according to the Mega Millions website. Six of those linked the five to the Megaplier for $2 million.

The 20 tickets that won $1 million were sold in California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas and Wisconsin.

Friday’s winning numbers are: 67-45-57-36-13 Mega Ball: 14

Friday’s jackpot was the third largest, after $1.5 billion in prizes won in 2018 and 2016.

It got so big because there have been 29 consecutive draws without a winner, a period dating back to April 15 when a Tennessee player tied all six numbers of the game.

The $1.28 billion prize is for players paid with the annuity option, which makes 30 annual payments spanning 29 years. Nearly all jackpot winners choose the cash option, which is estimated to be $747.2 million for Friday night’s draw.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot are a whopping 1 in 302.5 million.

In The Bronx, New York, a second price tag was sold with a guaranteed value of $1,000,002.

Tickets with five numbers, but without the Mega Number, are worth $1 million or a multiple of $1 million.

SEE ALSO: The Biggest Lottery Jackpots in History

Mega Millions’ record jackpot is $1,537 billion, won in South Carolina in October 2018 – the world’s largest lottery prize ever won on a single ticket.

The US record jackpot is $1.586 billion for a Powerball draw in January 2016.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands. The game is overseen by state lottery officials.

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