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Mega Millions $393 million winning ticket sold in IL

13 August 2017

Mega Millions said three tickets won the game's second prize. This was the fifth largest prize in the game's 15 year history.

Only one ticket in the country matched all six numbers in the Friday night drawing for the largest jackpot in IL history.

The restaurant, located at 12658 S. Harlem Ave., will receive a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket, which was a Quick Pick. The ticket is worth an estimated $393 million or $247 million in cash. These winners were reported to be from Washington, California, and Ohio. It's the first jackpot victor in Mega Millions since April 28.

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That is the 14th largest jackpot in Powerball's history.

The jackpot will reset to $15 million for the next draw on August 15. Meanwhile the Powerball jackpot also keeps climbing for Saturday night's drawing. This was after another California man Jack Freney won $191 million a few months earlier. All said, there is no denying the fact that the odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot remain extremely low - one in about 258.9 million for Mega Millions. You have a higher chance of receiving an Oscar, winning an Olympic gold medal or seeing two albino dolphins (such as Pinky) at one time.

Mega Millions $393 million winning ticket sold in IL