Mega Millions $393 Million Jackpot Won in Illinois
14th August 2017 12:40 PM
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket worth $393 million was sold at Nick’s Barbecue on Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights, Illinois. The jackpot is the largest-ever top prize won in Illinois and is now the fifth biggest jackpot in Mega Millions’ 15-year history.
The winning numbers for Friday August 11th were 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58, with Mega Ball 6 and 5x Megaplier. You can view the prize breakdown with the values and number of winners for each award at the Numbers page. In total, there were 5,370,471 winners in the drawing and three tickets worth $1 million were sold in California, Ohio and Washington.
Lottery officials are urging the winner of the $393 million jackpot to sign the back of their ticket and to store it in a safe place. The winning ticket holder can claim their giant check by visiting one of the Prize Centers in Illinois, which are in Fairview Heights, Springfield, Rockford, Chicago and Des Plaines.
The fortunate winner has one year from the draw date to claim their prize and can choose either to take the cash-lump sum of $246 million before federal taxes or to accept the full jackpot value, which is paid in instalments over 29 years.
Although the winner has yet to come forward, Nick’s Barbecue will receive a vendor’s bonus of $500,000 for selling the winning ticket.
Mega Millions fans can try their luck again in the next drawing, which is on Tuesday night. The jackpot is an estimated $15 million. Tickets are available from authorized retailers in participating states or players can to choose their numbers online.
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