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.

Winning Mega Millions Jackpot ticket sold in Illinois

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — With odds of 1 in 302.5 million, a winning Mega Millions ticket was sold, according to the Illinois Lottery.

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A Lottery screen displays the current jackpot totals for tonight’s Mega Millions lottery drawing as a customer buys a ticket at a convince store Friday July 29, 2022, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The Illinois Lottery’s website shows a winning ticket was sold for the second biggest jackpot in Mega Millions history. However, nobody has claimed it yet.

The Illinois Lottery website and the Mega Millions website show the win of over a billion dollars is ‘pending.’ The Kentucky Lottery shows the next drawing of the Mega Millions as ‘TBD.’

Friday’s winning numbers are: 13-36-45-57-67, with a Mega Ball of 14.

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FILE – In this Wednesday, July 27, 2022 file photo, Mega Millions lottery tickets are shown at a lottery retailer in Surfside, Fla. A giant Mega Millions lottery jackpot ballooned to over $1 billion after no one matched all six numbers and won the top prize. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

The $1.28 billion jackpot is the nation’s second-largest prize and is the result of 29 consecutive drawings without anyone matching all of the game’s six numbers. That last time someone hit the Mega Millions jackpot was April 15.

If no one owns up to the winning ticket, lottery officials expect the prize will grow to $1.7 billion for the next drawing Tuesday, making it the nation’s largest lottery prize.

The estimated $1.28 billion prize is for players who get their winnings through an annuity, paid annually over 29 years. Nearly all winners take the cash option, which for Friday’s drawing is an estimated $747.2 million. Just know about a third of that goes to federal taxes and then another slice goes to state taxes, depending on where the winner lives.

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