The winning ticket for Friday's Mega Millions drawing, paying an estimated $393million and with winning numbers 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and a Mega Ball was 6, was bought, officials said

Winning ticket for Mega Million bought in Illinois suburb

The winning ticket for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, paying an estimated $393million, was selected in Illinois, according to Mega Millions officials.

Bought in Palos Heights, Illinois, the winning numbers were 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and the Mega Ball was 6. It is the fifth largest jackpot in the game’s 15-year history and first jackpot winner since April 28.

But those looking to rack in the big bucks still have a shot at Powerball’s $356million jackpot which will be drawn on Saturday night. It is the 14th largest jackpot in the game’s history and has been building since June 10.

The winning ticket for Friday's Mega Millions drawing, paying an estimated 3million and with winning numbers 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and a Mega Ball was 6, was bought, officials said

The winning ticket for Friday’s Mega Millions drawing, paying an estimated $393million and with winning numbers 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and a Mega Ball was 6, was bought, officials said

Bought in Palos Heights, Illinois, it is the fifth largest jackpot in the game's 15-year history and first jackpot winner since April 28.

Bought in Palos Heights, Illinois, it is the fifth largest jackpot in the game’s 15-year history and first jackpot winner since April 28.

34 drawings had taken place before finding a winner on Friday night.

Both games are near impossible to win – one in 292 million for Powerball and one in 252 million for Mega Millions.

And to win both – approximately one in 76 quadrillion.

Mega Million’s tickets are half the price of Powerball’s, costing only a dollar, but that didn’t stop hopefuls from purchasing both in droves.

'You see more people in line buying both tickets when both games are over $300 million,' said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores. to CNN Money. Their members sell about two-thirds of all the nation's lottery tickets
'You see more people in line buying both tickets when both games are over $300 million,' said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores. to CNN Money. Their members sell about two-thirds of all the nation's lottery tickets

‘You see more people in line buying both tickets when both games are over $300 million,’ said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores. to CNN Money. Their members sell about two-thirds of all the nation’s lottery tickets

According to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, Americans spent just over $80billion on lottery games in 2016

According to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, Americans spent just over $80billion on lottery games in 2016

‘You see more people in line buying both tickets when both games are over $300 million,’ said Jeff Lenard, spokesman for the National Association of Convenience Stores, to CNN Money. Their members sell about two-thirds of all the nation’s lottery tickets.

According to the North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries, Americans spent just over $80billion on lottery games in 2016. That is more than movies, video games, books, music, and sporting games combined.

States Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah are the only states that don’t offer the games.

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