Palos Heights restaurant sells $393M Mega Millions ticket

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If the owner of the winning ticket chooses the lump sum, they'll walk away with about $247 million before taxes.

In January, one ticket purchased in California matched the five white balls and Mega ball to win a $188 million jackpot.

Then last night, the numbers aligned for someone who purchased a ticket at Nick's barbecue on Harlem Avenue.

If you had future plans for that gigantic Mega Millions jackpot, keep dreaming.

Friday's jackpot, which has grown since April 28, is the fourth Mega Millions jackpot won this year.

The winning ticket was bought in Palos Heights, Illinois, according to lottery officials. The numbers are: 23, 33 53, 56 and 58. "We've sold probably 20 tickets in an hour and they're coming in and they're buying multiplier tickets". Of these, the winning ticket from Washington also included the optional Megaplier which costs an extra $1 over and above the $2 ticket price. With the current Powerball jackpot at $356 million, attention now turns to that lottery's next drawing on Saturday evening. A Texas man named Eliberto Cantu, who won $177 million from a ticket he purchased in Arkansas, was the other jackpot victor this year. He won $61 million.

If you didn't win, don't feel bad, the odds of holding the winning ticket was one in 258,900,000.

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