$560 million Mega Millions jackpot won by player in Illinoi

The Mega Millions lottery confirmed a jackpot winner in Tuesday night's estimated $560 million drawing, and the winning ticket was purchased in Illinois.  

The winning numbers on Tuesday night were 19, 37, 40, 63, 69, and gold Mega Ball 17. The Megaplier was 3 times.  

In addition to the jackpot, two players, one in California and the other in Maryland, matched all five white balls and won $1 million.   

If they had purchased the Megaplier for an additional $1, their second-place award would have been worth $3 million.The $560 million grand prize includes a one-time cash payoff of $264 million.  

Winners prefer cash prizes over the Mega Millions annuity, which is paid out in one lump sum followed by 29 annual payments.  

The odds of winning the ultimate prize are one in 302,575,350, according to the game.Prior to Tuesday's drawing, the Mega Millions jackpot was last won on March 26,   

when a player in New Jersey matched all six numbers to earn $1.13 billion, the fifth-largest jackpot in the game's history.  

The biggest Mega Millions jackpot of $1.602 billion was won in Florida on August 8, 2023.   

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