The $1,337 Mega Millions winning ticket was sold in Illinois
(CNN) — Second match Biggest Mega Millions Jackpot A single ticket sold in the Chicago area totaled $1.337 million.
A ticket purchased in Des Plaines won first prize in Friday night’s drawing, according to Illinois Lottery., securing the third largest jackpot of any United States lottery game.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, about 20 miles northwest of Chicago, the Illinois Lottery said Saturday.
“We haven’t heard from the winner yet. We don’t know if they won the prize, so I encourage everyone to check their ticket,” Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays told reporters Saturday. Morning in Chicago.
Friday night’s jackpot jumped to $1.337 million, up from an earlier estimate of $1.28 billion, lottery operators said.
If the holder chooses the lump-sum cash option, the ticket will pay a one-time payment of about $780 million. Otherwise, the roughly $1.34 billion in prize money will be split between an initial payment and 29 annual payments.
Winning numbers were in the draw on Friday night 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 And Megaball 14According to the lottery website.
A Speedway convenience store in Des Plaines will receive $500,000 for selling the winning ticket, Mays said.
The grand prize winner has up to a year to claim the prize, Mays said.
A single ticket sold in South Carolina in 2018 won the largest Mega Millions jackpot at $1.537 million. This is the second largest jackpot of any US lottery game and the largest jackpot jackpot in the world won on a single ticket. Mega millions.
The largest US lottery game jackpot was $1.586 million, a Powerball prize from January 13, 2016, shared by winners in California, Florida and Tennessee.
Other tickets won big prizes
Some won substantial prizes on Friday as well.
26 tickets won the second prize of at least $1 million for matching the first five numbers.
Six of the 26 tickets won $2 million because buyers not only matched the first five numbers, but also paid an extra $1 to activate the game’s “multiplier,” which boosted non-jackpot prizes.
One of the 26 tickets sold in California did not have a multiplier but still won more than $4.2 million, according to state lottery officials. This is because all prizes in California must be based on sales and number of winners, not a fixed amount.
20 “Match 5” winners without amplifier sold 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.
According to MegaMillions, six $2 million tickets were sold in Arizona, Florida (three), Iowa and Pennsylvania.
In the July 29 drawing, a total of 14,391,740 winning tickets were sold across all nine prize tiers, including a single jackpot-winning ticket,” the press release said.
The next drawing is Tuesday at 11:00 PM ET, according to the lottery’s website.
Jackpots start at $20 million and grow based on sales and interest rates.