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Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in IL

Mega Millions said the winning ticket was purchased at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights Illinois Mega Millions said the winning ticket was purchased at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights Illinois
Dexter Carr | 13 August, 2017, 01:05

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

A single winning ticket was sold in Palos Heights, Illinois for Friday's $393 million ($247 million cash) Mega Millions jackpot.

Tickets must be purchased by 9 p.m. Friday night.

If you had future plans for that large Mega Millions jackpot, keep dreaming.

Friday's winning numbers were 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and the Mega Ball 6.

Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights, Illinois.

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The jackpot was said to be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions' 15-year-history.

One was sold in Washington. Powerball is at $356 million.

Jackpot winners choose whether to receive 30 annual payments, each 5 percent higher than the last, or a lump-sum payment. Two other jackpots have also been awarded this year - $191 million to Jack Freney, also in California, and $177 million to Texan Eliberto Cantu with a ticket he purchased in Arkansas.

The jackpot will reset to $15 million for the next draw on August 15.

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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