Monday, 21 August, 2017

Madison players hope to win Friday's Mega Millions

A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in Manhattan New York A ticket is seen ahead of the Mega Millions lottery draw in Manhattan New York
Erik Tate | 13 August, 2017, 01:03

Some lucky person from IL is now a multi-millionaire after winning Friday night's Mega Millions lottery jackpot.

A $393 million dollar jackpot ticket was sold at a popular local barbecue place in Palos Heights. It has an estimated cash value of $246 million.

The payout is the largest in almost a year and the fifth largest in the game's 15-year history, according to lottery officials.

One was sold in Washington.

The Mega Millions and Powerball are at their highest combined point in history, totally $749 million.

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Nobody has won the Powerball jackpot since June. The jackpot amount has been increasing since a California man named David Tapp last won it on April 28. Saturday night's Powerball lottery drawing is expected to be around $356 million, with a cash option of $224 million.

If no one wins, the Mega Millions jackpot will get even bigger for Tuesday's drawing.

"I and my wife go there a few times a month". A Texas man named Eliberto Cantu, who won $177 million from a ticket he purchased in Arkansas, was the other jackpot victor this year.

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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