$393M Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in IL

Mega Millions and Powerball jack pots combine for huge high

Mega Millions numbers: Did you win Friday's $393 million jackpot?

The chances of purchasing a second-prize ticket are considerably better, but still very slim - 18,492,204 to 1.

At $393 million, this is the largest Mega Millions jackpot in nearly a year and is the fifth-largest prize amount in the Mega Millions' 15-year history.

At least one person in IL is waking Saturday up a Mega Millions jackpot victor. It will also let you know when you win with those physical tickets you bought.

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The victor now has a ticket worth an estimated $393 million, or $247 million if they opt for the cash buyout.

One was sold in Washington. Collectively, that's a grand total worth well over $700 million dollars.

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. It's the first jackpot victor in Mega Millions since April 28. In that drawing, David Trapp won $61 million in California.

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The Powerball jackpot is still growing, and will be drawn on Saturday, August 11th. This was after another California man Jack Freney won $191 million a few months earlier.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 258.9 million to one, a very slim amount. It stands at $356 million after no one had the winning numbers Wednesday night.

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