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Say it Isn’t So: Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Illinois for $1.337 Billion

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A lucky Illinois lottery player won the third-largest lottery jackpot in US history on Friday, winning $1.337 billion with a ticket that matched all six numbers in the multistate The Mega Millions game.

A ticket matching five numbers but missing the Mega number was sold in Fresno for more than $4.2 million, according to California lottery officials. A total of 26 tickets were sold nationwide in five figures.

Friday’s winning numbers were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and the Mega number was 14. The jackpot was originally estimated at $1.28 billion, but an Illinois lottery official said late ticket sales pushed it to 1.337 billion dollars.

Friday’s draw was the 30th since the last time a ticket with all six numbers was sold. The jackpot only dropped to $1.586 billion for the January 13, 2016 Powerball drawing and $1.537 billion for the October 23, 2018 Mega Millions game.

The jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing is now back to $20 million.

The odds of matching all five numbers and the Mega number are 1 in 302,575,350, according to the California Lottery. The overall chance of winning a prize is 1 in 24.

The Mega Millions game is played in 45 states, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

— City news service

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