World: Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Illinois in $1.28B jackpot

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A ticketholder in Illinois won the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot on Friday night.

The winning numbers were listed as 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and the gold 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 $1.28 billion Mega Millions prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years.

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Most winners opt for the cash option, which was an estimated $747.2 million.

"Congratulations to the Illinois Lottery for selling the winning ticket for the $1.337 billion Mega Millions jackpot," Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald said in a statement. "We are thrilled to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpot wins in Mega Millions history. We’re eager to find out who won and look forward to congratulating the winner soon! Better still, this exciting jackpot run has had a significant positive impact on the revenues for good causes raised by our member lotteries."

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The jackpot was the nation’s third-largest lottery prize.

The last time someone hit the Mega Millions jackpot was April 15.

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There had been 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner since then.

FILE - Gordon Midvale fills out a lottery ticket inside a 7-Eleven store in Oakland, California., July 26, 2022. AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File © (AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File) FILE - Gordon Midvale fills out a lottery ticket inside a 7-Eleven store in Oakland, California., July 26, 2022. AP Photo/Godofredo A. Vásquez, File

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 – are 1 in 12,607,306.

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The Mega Millions website also shows 26 total winners of that prize and six Megaplier winners, receiving a prize of $2 million.

One $1,000,002 ticket was sold in New York City's Bronx at the New Way Deli & Lottery Corp.

The Mega Millions website says the next jackpot is set at $20 million.

A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Northbrook, Illinois. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh © AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh A customer fills out a Mega Millions lottery ticket at a convenience store Thursday, July 21, 2022, in Northbrook, Illinois. AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh

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The Mega Millions lottery game is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game is coordinated by state lotteries.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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