Numbers drawn for $356 million Powerball drawing

Mega Millions says the winning ticket was purchased at Nick's Barbeque in Palos Heights, Illinois.

The winning ticket was bought in Palos Heights, Illinois, according to lottery officials. A single ticket sold in IL won the grand prize of $393 million.

The $393 million jackpot from Friday's drawing is the largest in IL history.

The payoff approached $400 million.

At least one person in IL is waking Saturday up a Mega Millions jackpot victor. "We've sold probably 20 tickets in an hour and they're coming in and they're buying multiplier tickets". Tickets cost $1 apiece.

The jackpot resets to $15 million ($9 million cash) for the next drawing on Tuesday, August 15. Cracking the top 10 for Powerball would require the jackpot to exceed the $425.3 million prize the game awarded to a single victor in February 2014.

The jackpot started April 28 and rolled over 30 times.

The payout is the largest in almost a year and the fifth largest in the game's 15-year history, according to lottery officials.

The Mega Millions lottery is offered in 44 states. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 258.9 million to one, a very slim amount. For Powerball, the figure stands at one in about 292.2 million.

Vanessa Coleman

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