Mega Hundreds of thousands successful figures Jan. 16: Illinois lottery winner hits $270M prize

Congratulations towards the $270 million Illinois jackpot lottery winner for hitting all six Mega Millions winning numbers inside the Jan. 16, 2015 drawing. Friday's Mega Millions results were 26, 32, 44, 45 and 58, the Mega Ball number was 11, and Megaplier number of X 3, according towards the Chicago Tribune on Saturday, Jan. 17.
The quick pick ticket was sold at Bucky's Express, 1202 Bloomingdale Road in west suburban Glendale Heights. It is the largest prize in Illinois Lottery history. The Mega Millions jackpot winner carries a choice of using the $270 million annuity prize paid over three decades, or a $181 million cash optio. Both prizes are before taxes.
According to Mega Millions on Saturday, Jan. 17, the jackpot ended up rolling since a New York Lottery winner won $326 million on Nov. 4. In total, the jackpot rolled over 21 times before last night's winner hit the enormous $270 million prize. More than 37.7 million winning tickets across all prize levels, such as the one jackpot winner and 25 second-tier prizes of $1 million or maybe more were produced since Nov. 4.
Additionally, there were two (2) Match 5 + 0 winners for $1 million each within the Friday, Jan. 16 drawing. One Mega Millions winning ticket was sold from the Florida Lottery and one with the New York Lottery. Each lottery winner matched five out of six Mega Millions winning numbers, but not the gold Mega Ball number for that second-tier prize.
Whatever you are doing, don't miss the subsequent Powerball drawing which can be scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 17 at 10:59 p.m. EDT. The Jan. 17 Powerball winning numbers are worth a tremendous $194 million jackpot! Powerball winning numbers are drawn live Wednesday and Saturday evenings at 10:59 p.m. EDT in Florida. The Powerball game is played in 43 states as well as the District of online video lottery games Columbia as well as the U.S. Virgin Islands. Tickets cost $2 each. The most recent Powerball winning numbers for Jan. 14, 2015, were 2, 4, 10, 41, 53 as well as the red Powerball number was 22.
Sources: Mega Millions; Powerball; Chicago Tribune
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