Winning Mega Millions Ticket Sold in Illinois

WASHINGTON – Someone just won the right to skip work Monday — not to mention hundreds of millions of dollars.

According to lottery officials, a single, winning ticket in Friday’s Mega Millions jackpot of nearly $400 million. The ticket was sold in Palos Heights, Illinois, at Nick’s Barbecue and matched the winning numbers: 23, 33, 53, 56 and 58, and the “Mega Ball” number was 6.

The ticket is worth an estimated $393 million ($247 million cash). It is the largest jackpot in almost a year and the fifth largest in the game’s 15-year history, according to a statement.

If you missed out on the jackpot by a few numbers (or by all of them, for that matter), the Powerball drawing is set for Saturday. That jackpot is also estimated to reach nearly $400 million.

And if that doesn’t pan out? No worries: The next Mega Millions drawing (for a much smaller jackpot, sadly) is set for Tuesday.

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