Published: Sun, August 13, 2017
World News | By Carolyn Briggs

$393M winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Palos Heights

$393M winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Palos Heights

The chances of purchasing a second-prize ticket are considerably better, but still very slim - 18,492,204 to 1. Lottery officials said the jackpot was the largest in almost a year, and the fifth largest in the 15-year history of the drawing.

The winning numbers for the Mega Millions are: 56 - 23 - 58 - 33 - 53 with a Mega Ball 6.

The Mega Millions ticket was sold at Nicks Barbecue restaurant just outside of Chicago. One ticket was sold in Washington, and the others were sold in California and Ohio.

The jackpot is worth $247 million if paid out in cash, or $393 million in installments. This week was also the first instance when both Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots surged past the $350 million mark.

Mega Millions numbers drawn for $393 million jackpot
Mega Millions jackpot is a big one

The jackpot resets to $15 million ($9 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday, August 15. The victor will also get to take home cash amounting to $224 million. The jackpot started April 28 and rolled over 30 times.

The latest Mega Millions jackpot is the fourth one to be won in 2017.

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

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