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Sorry Canada: Winning ticket for US$1.28B lottery bought in Illinois – National

Somebody beat the percentages and received the US$1.28 billion (round CAD$1.6 billion) Mega Millions jackpot.

In accordance with megamillions.com, there was one successful ticket within the draw Friday night time, and it was purchased in Illinois.

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The successful numbers had been: 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14.

“We’re thrilled to have witnessed one of many greatest jackpot wins in Mega Tens of millions historical past,” Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald, at the moment serving as Lead Director for the Mega Tens of millions Consortium, mentioned in a press release on the lottery’s web site. “We’re keen to search out out who received and stay up for congratulating the winner quickly!”

The jackpot was the nation’s third-largest lottery prize. It grew so massive as a result of nobody had matched the sport’s six chosen numbers since April 15. That’s 29 consecutive attracts and not using a jackpot winner.

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The $1.28 billion prize is for winners who select the annuity choice, paid yearly over 29 years. Most winners go for the money choice, which for Friday night time’s drawing was an estimated $747.2 million.

The chances of successful the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

Mega Tens of millions is performed in 45 states in addition to Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The sport is coordinated by state lotteries.

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