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Ticket bought in Illinois wins $1.28B Mega Millions jackpot

A sign displays the Mega Millions lottery jackpot in Detroit, Friday, July 29, 2022. The Mega Millions lottery jackpot keeps getting larger as officials raised the massive prize to $1.28 billion on Friday, just hours before the next drawing.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Someone has beaten the odds and won the estimated $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot. Lottery officials say there is one winning ticket and it was purchased in Illinois.

The winning numbers drawn Friday night are: 13-36-45-57-67, with a Mega Ball of 14.

The Illinois lottery website shows it was sold at the Speedway #4250 in Des Plaines.

The jackpot is the nation’s third-largest lottery prize. It grew so large because no one had matched the game’s six selected numbers since April 15.

That’s 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner. The $1.28 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years.

Most winners opt for the cash option, which for Friday night’s drawing was an estimated $747.2 million.


Associated Press

Associated Press

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