Check your tickets! Largest-ever jackpot won in Illinois

$393 million Mega Millions winning ticket sold in Palos Heights

RELEASE DATE: 8/12/2017
 
CHICAGO – The Illinois Lottery is thrilled to announce it has sold the winning ticket for the largest jackpot in Illinois history in last night’s Mega Millions drawing. The winning ticket was a Quick Pick sold at Nick’s Barbecue, 12658 South Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights, Illinois. The estimated grand prize is $393 million. The retailer will receive a $500,000 selling bonus.

The winning numbers in last night’s drawing are 23 – 33 – 53 – 56 – 58. The Mega Ball number is 06.

The Illinois Lottery urges the lucky winner to immediately sign the back of the ticket and keep it in a safe place until they visit one of the Lottery’s five Prize Centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights. Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim a prize.

This jackpot is the fifth largest in Mega Millions history and has an estimated cash value of $246 million. The jackpot began on April 28, 2017 and rolled 30 times. 

About the Illinois Lottery
Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed over $19 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old.

Media Contact: Jayme Odom, Illinois Lottery, Jayme.Odom@Illinois.gov