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Mega Millions player in Illinois wins $560M jackpot: Numbers, results

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Someone feels like a million bucks!

A Mega Millions player from Illinois won the jackpot worth $560 million Tuesday night, ending a drought that lasted just over three months.

The winning numbers were 19, 37, 40, 63, 69 and the gold Mega Ball 17.

This is the ninth largest jackpot in the history of the game.

The single, unidentified ticket holder purchased their ticket online through the state lottery website.

Mega Millions players have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of winning the jackpot in any drawing.
Mega Millions players have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of winning the jackpot in any drawing. P.A.

The lucky winner can claim the full $560 million or choose the one-time cash payout of $264.0 million.

Tuesday night’s historic win marked the first time a jackpot-winning ticket was sold online, in Mega Millions, according to the lottery’s website.

It was only the 14th time a Prairie State resident won at least a share of the Mega Millions jackpot.

New York holds the record for 43 jackpots won, according to the blog jackpocket.com

Illinois State Lottery rules allow winners of prizes greater than $250,000 to request that their name and municipality of residence remain confidential when completing a winner claim form.

Tuesday night’s drawing also saw two ticket holders, one in California and one in Maryland, win $1 million each by matching all five white balls.

The last time an Illinois player won the Mega Millions grand prize was when an anonymous trust claimed the winning ticket for the $1.337 billion jackpot purchased in Des Plaines on July 29, 2022.

This is the second time that the Mega Millions jackpot has exceeded $500 million since last summer.

Mega Millions players have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of winning the jackpot in any drawing.

This is also the first time the grand prize has been won since March 26, when a lucky player from New Jersey purchased a ticket worth $1.13 billion, a total of 20 drawings between jackpot winners.

March’s jackpot was the fifth largest in gaming history.

The life-changing ticket was sold at ShopRite Liquor on Route 66 in Neptune Township.

The New Jersey grocery store received a $30,000 bonus check for selling the winning ticket.

No winner has come forward to claim their prize, either the $1.13 billion in annual payments over 30 years or a one-time lump sum estimated at $537.5 million.

Like Illinois, the New Jersey Lottery allows winners to remain anonymous and prizes can be claimed up to one year after the drawing.




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