Mega Millions results: $1.34 billion winning ticket sold at Des Plaines gas station, Illinois Speedway, lottery officials say

DES PLAINS, Ill. (WLS) — Someone in Des Plaines won the $1.34 billion jackpot in Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot draw.

It was purchased at Speedway #4250 on Touhy Avenue.

At a press conference on Saturday morning, Illinois Lottery Department Director Harold Mays said final numbers were still being worked out, but the actual jackpot went up from 1.28. billion to $1.34 thanks to last-minute sales. The winner can now opt for a payout of $780 million. This is the biggest jackpot ever won in Illinois.

The winning numbers are: 13 – 36 – 45 – 57 – 67 MegaBall: 14

“We haven’t heard from the winner yet. We don’t even know if they know if they won the prize, so I encourage everyone to check your ticket,” Mays said.

The winner has 12 months from the date of the draw to claim the prize but only 60 days to decide on the cash option.

The Speedway owner will receive half a million dollars for the sale of the winning ticket.

Mays said there was also a million dollar winner in Illinois. This person purchased their ticket at the SRB Food Mart at 1625 Taft Ave., Berkeley.

“It’s truly a player’s game, millions of people across the country have participated in this game and helped it become so big,” Mays said. “Hearing all the players talking about what they would do and dreaming a bit. We’re just happy to play a part in that.”

Illinois State is also a winner. A portion of the millions of dollars in lottery sales is dedicated to public education and special causes.

The next draw will be Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET, according to the lottery’s website.

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The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302,575,350.

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