One ticket in Illinois claimed the second-largest Mega Millions jackpot of an estimated $1.28 billion during Friday night’s drawing, according to the Illinois Lottery.
Friday night’s winning numbers were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67, and a Mega Ball of 14. The night’s cash prize was an estimated $747.2 million. The next drawing will be Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET.
According to the Illinois Lottery, the billion-dollar winning ticket was sold at a Speedway Gas Sation in Des Plaines Illinois.
The jackpot that was won Friday night has been rolling since the April 19, 2022 drawing.
Jackpot prize winners have the option to receive their winnings in 30 annual installments or as a one-time, lump-sum payment of $747.2 million. Jackpot prizes must be claimed within 60 days of the winning jackpot draw to receive the cash option. Winners have 180 days from the applicable drawing to claim their prize.
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This series of MEGA MILLIONS jackpot rollovers has generated more than $49.5 million for education in Florida.
MEGA MILLIONS jackpots start at $20 million and roll until the jackpot is won. Players win by matching the five white ball numbers (1-70) and the Mega Ball number (1-25). The overall odds of winning a prize in the game are approximately one-in-24.