The numbers from the latest Powerball drawing are 20, 24,26,35, 49 and the Powerball is 19. The estimated jackpot was $356 million. The lump sum payment before taxes will be about $224 million. The Illinois Lottery says a suburban Chicago barbecue restaurant sold the winning ticket.
Last Wednesday's Powerball drawing did shine some luck on the Hawkeye State. The Mega Ball number was six.
The Mega Millions lottery is offered in 44 states. Players select five white numbers from (1 to 69) and one red ball (1 to 26). Officials said 55 tickets have won prizes over $1 million over the course of the run.
On Saturday night, another drawing came and went without a winning ticket.
The jackpot is the fifth largest in the history of the game, the Lottery said. It's usually not as busy and I think it has a lot to do with the jackpot for the Mega Millions.
The retailer will receive a portion of the win, and Nick's is estimated to receive $500,000 for selling the lucky ticket.
The latest Mega Millions jackpot is the fourth one to be won in 2017.