An Illinois cardholder won the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night.
The winning numbers were listed as 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and the golden Mega ball was 14. The Megaplier was 2X.
The winning ticket was sold at the Speedy Café Speedway gas station on East Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois.
The Mega Millions prize of $1.28 billion is for winners who choose the annuity option, which pays out annually over 29 years.
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Most winners choose the cash option, which was estimated to be $747.2 million.
“Congratulations to the Illinois Lottery for selling the winning ticket to the $1,337 billion Mega Millions jackpot,” said Pat McDonald, president of the Ohio Lottery, in a statement. “We are delighted to witness one of the biggest jackpot wins in Mega Millions history. We are eager to know who won and look forward to congratulating the winner soon! In fact, this exciting jackpot run has a significant positively impacted the charitable revenues that our member lotteries raise.”
The jackpot was the third largest lottery prize in the country.
The last time anyone won the Mega Millions jackpot was on April 15th.
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Since then, there had been 29 consecutive draws with no jackpot winner.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
The odds of winning a $1 million prize – when the ticket matches the five white balls – is 1 in 12,607,306.
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The Mega Millions website also lists 26 total winners of that prize and six Megaplier winners, who will receive a prize of $2 million.
A $1,000,000 ticket was sold in the Bronx in New York City at the New Way Deli & Lottery Corp.
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The Mega Millions website says that the next jackpot has been set at $20 million.
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The Mega Millions lottery game is played in 45 states as well as Washington, DC and the US Virgin Islands. The game is coordinated by state lotteries.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.