The Mega Millions prize now accumulates $20 million dollars. Photo: OLIVIER DOULIERY/Getty Images
The winner of the second largest Mega Millions jackpot has not claimed the $1.337 million you won by matching the corresponding numbers.
This was confirmed by the director of the Illinois Lottery, Harold Mays, on Saturday in Chicago. The authorities also explained that the prize is greater due to the accumulation in the last hours.
“We have not yet heard from the winner. We don’t know if… he even knows he won an award. So I encourage everyone to check out his ticket,” Mays said.
Though Mega Millions winner can remain anonymouslottery offices regularly inform when the money was claimed and how it has been requested, whether in parts or in whole.
The winning ticket was purchased at a Speedway gas station in Des Plaines, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Chicago, authorities confirmed, but that doesn’t mean whoever bought it lives in the neighborhood.
If the owner chooses an option to obtain the cash, he will have to pay $780 million.
In case you prefer to split it, then you will receive 30 annual payments.
The winning numbers for Friday night were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and a Mega Ball of 14.
The Speedway convenience store will receive $500,000 for selling the winning ticket, the state Lottery office said.
“We are delighted to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpots in Mega Millions history. We can’t wait to find out who won and hope to congratulate the winner soon!“, said in a press release Pat McDonald, principal director of the Mega Millions Consortium.
UPDATES: $1.34 Billion Mega Millions Ticket Sold In Chicago Suburb
The second-largest Mega Millions jackpot in history took place Friday night, with the winning ticket bought at a Speedway gas station and convenience store in Des Plaines, Illinois, a 20-mile drive northwest ofdowntown Chicago.
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CNN reports a single ticket sold in the Chicago suburb for the whole $1.337 billion. Friday night’s winning numbers were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and a Mega Ball of 14. The jackpot ranks behind the largest Mega Millions jackpot of $1.537 billion, which was won by a single ticket sold in South Carolina in 2018.
According to Fox Business, odds of winning the Mega Millions were a one in 302.5 million. “So, obviously it’s a shock, but I’m happy that somebody from Illinois was able to win it,” an employee at the Speedway gas station where the winning ticket was sold told the outlet.
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“We are thrilled to have witnessed one of the biggest jackpot wins in Mega Millions history,” Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, the current Lead Director for the Mega Millions Consortium, said in a statement on Mega Millions’ website. “We’re eager to find out who won and look forward to congratulating the winner soon!”
Illinois Lottery Director Harold Mays told reporters on Saturday that the winner has not yet come forward.
“We have not heard from the winner yet,” he shared. “We don’t know whether … they even know that they won a prize. So I encourage everybody to check your ticket.”
Mega Millions Jackpot: Five winning lottery tickets sold in Florida; jackpot ticket sold in Illinois
ORLANDO, Fla. – A winning ticket for the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot was sold in Illinois, but don’t throw those tickets out yet. A handful of winning tickets worth at least a million dollars were sold in Florida.
According to megamillions.com and flalottery.com, two tickets sold in Florida matched all five numbers in Friday’s draw (July 29): 13, 36, 45, 57, 67, worth $1 million, and three tickets sold matched all five numbers and the Mega Ball, 14, doubling their value to $2 million.
There were also five $20,000 tickets and 21 $10,000 tickets sold in Florida, plus thousands more worth between $2 and $1,000, according to Florida Lottery’s website.
Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot was the second-largest jackpot in the game’s 20-year history, according to a Mega Millions news release (topped by the $1.537B jackpot on Oct. 23, 2018, winning ticket sold in South Carolina). It has been rolling since April 15 after a $20 million ticket was sold in Tennessee.
The winning tickets in Florida were sold at these locations:
- Big Boss Stores #3091, 2396 US Highway 331 South, Defuniak Springs – QP
- Winn Dixie #2425, 1360 Tampa Road, Palm Harbor – QP
- Cumberland Farms #9565, 2001 NE Savannah Road, Jensen Beach – QP
- Sebring Truck Stop, 8000 US Highway 27 South, Sebring – QP
- Publix #1179, 3343 South Orange Blossom Trail, Kissimmee – QP
Now that the Mega Millions jackpot has been won, the game resets to $20 million. The next drawing is set for Tuesday, Aug. 2.