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Mega Millions Winning Ticket Worth $393 Million Sold At Illinois Barbecue

13 August 2017

The sole jackpot victor in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing bought the lucky ticket worth as much as $393 million at a barbecue restaurant in suburban Chicago, the multistate lottery operator said on its website.

The ticket was sold at a barbecue joint in Palos Heights, which is a suburb of Chicago.

The jackpot is worth $247 million if paid out in cash, or $393 million in installments. It's fifth largest in Mega Millions history.

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This is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot won this year. It began April 28 and rolled over 30 times before the winning ticket was purchased. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

"They're asking how high the jackpot is and I tell them and they say 'well I might as well buy a ticket" Canastraro said. With the current Powerball jackpot at $356 million, attention now turns to that lottery's next drawing on Saturday evening. In that drawing, David Trapp won $61 million in California. Two other jackpots have also been awarded this year - $191 million, also in California, and $177 million to a ticket he purchased in Arkansas. All said, there is no denying the fact that the odds of winning a Mega Millions jackpot remain extremely low - one in about 258.9 million for Mega Millions.

Mega Millions Winning Ticket Worth $393 Million Sold At Illinois Barbecue