A fortunate lottery participant in Illinois received the third- greatest lottery jackpot in U.S. historical past Friday, successful $1.337 billion with a ticket that matched all six numbers within the multi-state Mega Hundreds of thousands recreation.
A ticket matching 5 numbers, however lacking the Mega quantity, was offered in Fresno and was value over $4.2 million, in keeping with California lottery officers. A complete of 26 tickets nationwide have been offered matching 5 numbers.
Friday’s successful numbers have been 13, 36, 45, 57, 67 and the Mega quantity was 14. The jackpot was initially estimated at $1.28 billion, however an Illinois lottery official mentioned late ticket gross sales pushed it to $1.337 billion.
Friday’s drawing was the thirtieth because the final time a ticket with all six numbers was offered. The jackpot trailed solely the $1.586 billion quantity for the Jan. 13, 2016 Powerball draw and $1.537 billion for the Oct. 23, 2018 Mega Hundreds of thousands recreation.
The jackpot for Tuesday’s drawing now resets to $20 million.
The percentages of matching all 5 numbers and the Mega quantity is 1 in 302,575,350, in keeping with the California Lottery. The general probability of successful a prize is 1 in 24.
The Mega Hundreds of thousands recreation is performed in 45 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Virgin Islands.
— Metropolis Information Service