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Winning 1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot ticket sold in Illinois

One ticket-holder has won an estimated 1.28 billion in the nations 3rd largest lottery prize
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Posted at 11:00 AM, Jul 30, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-30 14:02:38-04

(KERO) — Someone in Illinois is now a billionaire. According to Mega Millions, one winning ticket was sold for its 1.28 billion dollar jackpot Friday night.

Details have not yet been released about the lottery winner, but the Illinois lottery says the winning ticket was sold at a gas station in Des Plaines.

Mega millions says six other people won two million dollars in the drawing, while 26 won a million dollars.