Mega Millions Jackpot Won by Online Player in Illinois – A Historic $560 Million Win!


Mega Millions Jackpot Won by Online Player in Illinois

Someone's life just changed forever! After three months of anticipation, the Mega Millions jackpot has finally been claimed by a lucky player in Illinois. This win marks a historic moment, as it's the first time a jackpot-winning ticket has been purchased online in Mega Millions history.

The winning numbers drawn on Tuesday were 19, 37, 40, 63, and 69, with the Mega Ball number being 17. This record-breaking jackpot soared to a staggering $560 million, ranking as the ninth-largest in Mega Millions history.

The lucky winner, who remains anonymous at the time of writing, has the option to receive the entire $560 million in annual installments or a one-time lump sum of $264 million. Interestingly, this is the 14th time an Illinois resident has claimed a share of the Mega Millions jackpot.

Other Mega Millions Winners

While one player walks away with the life-changing jackpot, two others from California and Maryland matched all five white numbers but missed the Mega Ball. These lucky individuals will each receive a cool $1 million prize. Additionally, 27 players successfully matched four white numbers and the Mega Ball, earning them $10,000 each. Four of these winners were also Megaplier participants, taking home a boosted prize of $30,000.

Looking Ahead for Mega Millions and Powerball

The Mega Millions jackpot has reset to $20 million with a cash option of $9.4 million. The next drawing is set for Friday. The Powerball jackpot also continues to grow, reaching nearly $200 million. The next Powerball drawing is scheduled for tomorrow.