$393M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in IL


The odds of winning either are extreme - one in 292 million in Powerball, one in 259 million in Mega Millions.

Lucky for him and you, there are two chances this weekend at two big jackpots.

"More people are talking about the lottery and more people are talking about their dreams because that's what it's basically about is dreams", said Muldrow.

This is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot victor this year.

If you missed out on the jackpot by a few numbers (or by all of them, for that matter), the Powerball drawing is set for Saturday.

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The jackpot resets to $15 million for the next drawing on Tuesday, Aug. 15.

A single ticket sold in IL matched all the numbers drawn during Friday's Mega Millions jackpot, making the ticket worth an estimated $393 million.

The winning Mega Million numbers are 56, 23, 58, 33, 53 with a mega ball of 6. "We've sold probably 20 tickets in an hour and they're coming in and they're buying multiplier tickets".

How much money will the victor take home? It is the largest jackpot in nearly a year and the fifth largest in the game's 15-year history, according to a statement. Collectively, that's a grand total worth well over $700 million dollars. Yes, Uncle Sam will take a good chunk of change out of the windfall, but there will still be more than enough to enjoy. According to USA Mega, 25 percent is immediately withheld for federal taxes.