Winning $393M Mega Millions ticket sold in IL

  • Winning $393M Mega Millions ticket sold in IL

Winning $393M Mega Millions ticket sold in IL

Following Friday night's Mega Millions draw for a $393 million jackpot, the lottery announced shortly afterwards that a single winning ticket was sold in IL.

The winning numbers in Friday's drawing were 23-33-53-56 and 58, with the Mega Ball of 6.

Mega Millions said three tickets won the game's second prize. It's fifth largest in Mega Millions history.

The triumphant ticket was purchased in Palos Heights, Illinois, as indicated by lottery authorities.

Restaurant owner Nick Andricopulos gets a bonus of $500,000 for selling the ticket. Those tickets were sold in Washington state, OH and California, according to a release.

The jackpot had been rolling since April 28, the last time someone hit the jackpot.

A record $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot was shared in January 2016 by ticket holders in California, Florida and Tennessee.

The odds of winning a jackpot were abysmal - one in 258.9 million for Mega Millions, and one in 292.2 million for Powerball. Two other jackpots have also been awarded this year - $191 million to Jack Freney, also in California, and $177 million to Texan Eliberto Cantu with a ticket he purchased in Arkansas. With the current Powerball jackpot at $356 million, attention now turns to that lottery's next drawing on Saturday evening.