$393M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in IL

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The victor now has a ticket worth an estimated $393 million, $247 million if the cash buyout is chosen.

The ticket matched all the numbers drawn in Friday's Mega Millions jackpot.

Then last night, the numbers aligned for someone who purchased a ticket at Nick's barbecue on Harlem Avenue. Officials said 55 tickets have won prizes over $1 million over the course of the run.

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The 393 million dollar jackpot is the fifth largest prize in the game's history. Of these, the winning ticket from Washington also included the optional Megaplier which costs an extra $1 over and above the $2 ticket price.

For the first time, Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots surpassed $350 million at the same time.

I don't typically play Powerball, but whenever the jackpots get super high I (like everyone else on the planet) head to the store to grab a ticket or two. In that drawing, David Trapp won $61 million in California. That's because the jackpot for Saturday night's drawing for the competing Powerball game is $356 million. For Powerball, the figure stands at one in about 292.2 million.

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