Aug 12, 2017, 4:20 AM ET

$393 million winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois: lottery officials


Following Friday night's Mega Millions draw for a $393 million jackpot, the lottery announced shortly afterwards that a single winning ticket was sold in Illinois.

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The ticket, sold at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights, matched all six numbers drawn: 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58, plus the Mega Ball, 6.

According to lottery officials, the jackpot is the largest jackpot in almost a year, and the fifth-largest prize in the game’s 15-year history. The jackpot has grown since it was last won on April 28.

Also in Friday’s drawing, three tickets matched the five white balls to win the game’s second prize. One, sold in Washington, included the optional Megaplier to win $5 million after the 5x Megaplier was drawn; the others were sold in California and Ohio.

The jackpot resets to $15 million for the next drawing on Tuesday, August 15.

ABC News' Chris Donato contributed to this report.

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  • Sonora Nomad

    Dad!!! It's me, your long-lost son!!! I'm back!!!

  • (((The Sanity Inspector)))ن​

    I played the lottery once, lost, and decided that watching money swirl away down a flushed toilet was just as entertaining & almost as good odds of getting rich quick.

  • Randy Rjjd

    Perfect timing. Ive been looking for new interesting rich friends

  • TexasVulcan

    Illinois? Well, it's not me. Again.

  • Moderate Party

    Too bad Illinois doesn't have the money to pay!

  • Uzzo Dominic

    Total, Life-Losers created from the devil always seem to win the big jackpots & ruin the true and only holy spirits! i was waiting to win the $1.6 billion jackpot awhile back all by myself --- and then have 100% pure kona coffee with bill gates and warren buffett once a month or so.

  • kaymichigan1

    Good for them. Hope they get a lawyer and a financial advisor before coming forward.

    Don't forget that the price for a Megamillions ticket is going to double in October, from $1 to $2. So if you're going to play, do it now while you're only going to lose a buck.