Mega Millions jackpot won, $356M Powerball still up for grabs
TRENTON — One big jackpot down, one to go.
One Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois matched all five white numbers and the Power Ball from Friday night's drawing to claim an annuity jackpot of $393 million with a cash value of $247 million. The jackpot was the fifth largest in Mega Millions history.
Friday's Mega Millions numbers were: 23-33-53-56-58, Mega Ball: 6, Megaplier: 5.
The winning ticket was sold at Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights, Illinois.
There had been 34 straight Mega Millions drawings without a jackpot winner going into Friday night, which is played in 46 states and Washington, D.C.
The Powerball jackpot with an annuity value of $356 million is up grabs on Saturday night. The cash value is $224 million.
A ticket sold at Aberdeen Exxon for Wednesday night's drawing was worth $50,000, which could have been more had the purchaser added a Powerplay.
"Power Play doubles the second prize from $1 million dollars to $2 million dollars and multiplies all of the seven lower prize sets available in the game by the number drawn that evening," Lottery Executive Director Carole Hedinger said, adding that the jackpot prize is not multiplied.
No one has won the Powerball jackpot since the June 10 drawing.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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