Illinois lottery player wins $270 million jackpot

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An estimated $270 million lottery prize was won by a ticket holder in Illinois.

The winning numbers were drawn Friday, and the ticket holder hit all six numbers: 26, 32, 44, 45, 58 plus the Mega Ball of 11, the Illinois Lottery said in a statement. The winner has yet to claim their prize.

The Quick Pick ticket was sold at Bucky’s Express, 1202 Bloomingdale Road in Glendale Heights, according to the lottery. The store will receive a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.

Since Nov. 4, the run-up to the $270 million jackpot, more than 21 drawings have produced more than 37.7 million winning tickets across all prize levels, including the one jackpot winner and 25 second-tier prizes of $1 million or more, the lottery said.

The jackpot has a cash value of $177 million, or $126.11 million after withholding, the lottery said. The overall odds of winning the jackpot were one in 258,890,850.

It is the eighth jackpot won by an Illinois player since Mega Millions began in 2002, the lottery said.

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