Oak Forest store sells $1M Mega Millions ticket

Oak Forest store sells $1M Mega Millions ticket

Most winners opt for cash, which for Friday night's drawing would be $565 million.

Tonight, lottery officials announced the Mega Millions winning numbers in one of the most anticipated drawings in American lottery history.

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He said about $2,500 in Mega Millions tickets were sold at the store on Friday.

The 24 semi-weekly Mega Millions draws have failed to produce a top victor since July 24, when an 11-member office pool in Santa Clara County, California, hit a $543 million jackpot.

If a person purchases a ticket with the lucky six numbers, the winnings can be claimed one of two ways: accept payments spread over 30 years or as a one-time lump sum payment.

The more tickets sold, the more the jackpots grow, leading to more players.

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The winning numbers for tonight were 15 - 23 - 53 - 65 - 70 and a Mega Ball of 7, with a Megaplier of 2x.

Most people don't expect to win and instead think the $2 ticket is a small price to dream and be part of a wishful conversation with co-workers or family.

The estimated cash option for next drawing will be $905 million.

The $1.6 billion estimated jackpot would be the largest prize in US history.

The Tennessee Education Lottery has raised more than $4.7 billion for specific education programs in Tennessee, including college scholarships and after-school programs, according to lottery officials.

With tonight's Mega Millions jackpot now at $1 billion, the New Hampshire Lottery expects each of its 1,400 retailers on average to soon be selling three or four tickets a minute. Sometimes it takes much longer to get an answer than a couple hours after the drawing, however.

But if no one wins tonight, that at least means that it's OK that you didn't win.

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