CHICAGO — Someone in suburban Chicago beat the odds and won the $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
According to megamillions.com, there was one winning ticket in the draw Friday night, and it was bought in Des Plaines.
The winning numbers were: 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14.
The Illinois Lottery website said the winning ticket was purchased at Speedway on 885 E. Touhy Ave. Speedway will receive a cash bonus of $500,000 for selling the winning ticket.
The jackpot was the nation’s third-largest lottery prize. It grew so large because no one had matched the game’s six selected numbers since April 15. That’s 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.
The $1.34 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years. Most winner opt for the cash option, which for Tuesday night’s drawing was an estimated $747.2 million.
The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.
With the winning ticket being sold, the Mega Millions jackpot will now reset back to $20 million with the next drawing happening Tuesday night.
Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game is coordinated by state lotteries.