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$133,000,000 winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Tuscola, Ill!

RELEASE DATE: 9/17/2016                                                                      
TUSCOLA, IL - If you bought a Mega Millions ticket in Tuscola recently, you may want to check it right away! A gas station in Tuscola sold a $133,000,000 winning Mega Millions ticket for last night’s drawing.

The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at BP, 1000 East Southline Road, and matched all six numbers - 13 - 21 - 28 - 34 - 40 – (15) – to win the $133,000,000 jackpot in the Friday, September 16th, Mega Millions drawing. The retailer will receive a bonus of $500,000 for selling the winning ticket.

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 their prize.

More than 61,000 Illinois Lottery players won prizes ranging from $1 to $1,500 in this Mega Millions drawing. For more information, please visit


  • The very first jackpot winning Mega Millions ticket was sold on May 17, 2002, in Chatham, IL, and resulted in a $28 million jackpot prize
  • Jackpots start at $15 million
  • Overall odds of winning the jackpot 1:258,890,850
  • Drawings are at 9:59 PM (CT) every Tuesday and Friday

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