Mega Millions $1.28 Billion Winning Ticket found

Australian Lottery News

One lucky ticket purchased in the US state of Illinois has won USD $1.28bn (AUS $1.80bn) in the second-largest Mega Millions prize ever.

The cash value option of the jackpot is AUS $1.06 Billion. The winner can choose to take the cash outright or be paid the full jackpot in instalments over 29 years.

The largest Mega Millions prize to date was USD $1.537bn in 2018.

The winning numbers for Friday night’s Mega Millions draw were 13, 36, 45, 57 and 67 – with a Mega Ball of 14.

The Mega Millions website shows there was one winner, and company officials later confirmed that the winner has not yet come forward.