WENY News - Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in Illinois

Winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million sold in Illinois

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(CNN) - There was one winning ticket in Friday's Mega Millions drawing, paying out an estimated $393 million, according to Mega Millions officials. It was the fifth largest jackpot in the game's 15-year history.

The winning ticket was bought in Palos Heights, Illinois, according to lottery officials. The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and the Mega Ball was 6. It's the first jackpot winner in Mega Millions since April 28.

But if you didn't win, you haven't missed out on your chance for big bucks. That's because the jackpot for Saturday night's drawing for the competing Powerball game is $356 million. That is the 14th largest jackpot in Powerball's history. That jackpot has been building since June 10.

There had been 34 straight drawings without a jackpot winner in one of the games before Friday night.

The odds of winning either game are extreme -- one in 292 million for Powerball, and one in 259 million for Mega Millions. And if the odds against winning one are ridiculous, the odds of winning both are essentially ridiculous squared -- roughly one in 76 quadrillion, or 76 followed by 15 zeros.

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