The Mega Millions jackpot was won by a single ticket sold in Illinois, with the lucky winner set to claim $1.28 billion,
$1.28B Mega Millions Prize
according to megamillions.com. The winning numbers were 13, 36, 45, 57, 67, and the Mega Ball was 14.
Mega Millions Winning Numbers
The winner has the option to receive the prize as an annuity over 29 years or as a lump sum of $747.2 million, which after taxes would be $457.5 million.
The jackpot had reached over $1 billion earlier in the week, marking only the third time in 20 years that the Mega Millions jackpot had reached such a high amount.
The Mega Millions website experienced high traffic and was down on Friday night due to the excitement surrounding the large jackpot.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot were 1 in 302.5 million, making it a rare and exciting win.
A second-place ticket worth $1,000,002 was sold at New Way Deli & Lottery Corp. in the Bronx, New York City, according to the New York Post.
The Mega Millions jackpot had been steadily growing since it was last won on April 15, with 29 drawings without a jackpot winner.
The next Mega Millions jackpot has now reset to $200 million for the next drawing.
Final Thought About Mega Millions Jackpot
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