Mega Tens of millions winning quantities Jan. 16: Illinois lottery winner hits $270M prizeCongratulations on the $270 million Illinois jackpot lottery winner for hitting all six Mega Millions winning numbers inside Jan. 16, 2015 drawing. Friday's Mega Millions outcome was 26, 32, 44, 45 and 58, the Mega Ball number was 11, and Megaplier variety of X 3, according to the Chicago Tribune on Saturday, Jan. 17.
The quick pick ticket was sold at Bucky's Express, 1202 Bloomingdale Road in west suburban Glendale Heights. It is the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history. The Mega Millions jackpot winner features a choice of using $270 million annuity prize paid over thirty years, or possibly a $181 million cash optio. Both prizes are before taxes.
According to Mega Millions on Saturday, Jan. 17, the jackpot have been rolling since a New York Lottery winner won $326 million on Nov. 4. In total, the jackpot rolled over 21 times before last night's winner hit the massive $270 million prize. More than 37.7 million winning tickets across all prize levels, including the one jackpot winner and 25 second-tier prizes of $1 million or even more were produced since Nov. 4.
Additionally, read more there are two (2) Match 5 + 0 winners for $1 million each in the Friday, Jan. 16 drawing. One Mega Millions winning ticket was sold through the Florida Lottery and one from the New York Lottery. Each lottery winner matched five beyond six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the gold Mega Ball number for that second-tier prize.
Whatever you are doing, don't miss the subsequent Powerball drawing that's scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. The Jan. 17 Powerball winning numbers are worth a massive $194 million jackpot! Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. EDT in Florida. The Powerball game is played in 43 states in addition to the District of Columbia and also the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each. The most recent Powerball winning numbers for Jan. 14, 2015, were 2, 4, 10, 41, 53 as well as the red Powerball number was 22.
Sources: Mega Millions; Powerball; Chicago Tribune
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