Mega Millions $393 million winning ticket sold in IL

Mega Millions and Powerball jack pots combine for huge high

A single ticket sold in IL matched all six numbers in Friday's (Aug. 11) Mega Millions lottery drawing with a jackpot worth $393 million.

Someone who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket in the Bay Area is about to cash in on $550,731. It was the largest jackpot in nearly a year, and the fifth largest prize in the game's 15 year history.

Nick's Barbecue will receive a bonus of $500,000 for selling the winning ticket. Saturday night's Powerball lottery drawing is expected to be around $356 million, with a cash option of $224 million.

This week marked the first time both Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots topped $300 million. It had been rolling since it was last won on April 28, when David Trapp won a $61 million prize in California.


"They're asking how high the jackpot is and I tell them and they say 'well I might as well buy a ticket" Canastraro said.

The jackpot will reset to $15 million for the next draw on August 15. These include two of the largest jackpots - $336 million in 2009 and $330 million in 2007.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 258.9 million to one, a very slim amount.

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