Winning Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold In Illinois

Winning Mega Millions Jackpot Ticket Sold In Illinois

The chances of purchasing a second-prize ticket are considerably better, but still very slim - 18,492,204 to 1. It was the fifth biggest big stake in the diversion's 15-year history.

Mega Millions winning numbers will be drawn 10 p.m. Friday; Powerball winning numbers will be drawn 10 p.m. Saturday. "We've sold probably 20 tickets in an hour and they're coming in and they're buying multiplier tickets".

Apart from the jackpot victor, there were also three other winners for the second prize. One, sold in Washington, included the optional Megaplier (a $1 extra purchase available in most states) to win $5 million after the 5x Megaplier was drawn; the others were sold in California and Ohio.

The Mega Millions and Powerball are at their highest combined point in history, totally $749 million. The jackpot amount has been increasing since a California man named David Tapp last won it on April 28.

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"I and my wife go there a few times a month".

"You see more individuals in line purchasing the two tickets when the two recreations are over $300 million", said Jeff Lenard, representative for the National Association of Convenience Stores, whose individuals offer around 66% of the country's lottery tickets.

The odds of winning Mega Millions are 1 in 259 million. It stands at $356 million after no one had the winning numbers Wednesday night.

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