A $260 million winning ticket was sold in south suburban Blue Island for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing, the second-largest prize in Illinois Lottery history.
The winner, who has not yet come forward, bought the ticket at Super Mercado Imelda at 13036 S. Western Ave., and matched all six numbers—02, 09, 11, 22, 23, (12)—to win the $260 million jackpot, according to the Illinois Lottery.
In addition to the jackpot winner, more than 132,000 Illinoisans won prizes from $1 to $5,000 in Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing.
The lottery urges the winner to immediately sign the back of their ticket, keep it in a safe place, and call (217) 524-5158 as soon as possible.
The Blue Island store will receive a $500,000 bonus for selling the winning ticket.
The jackpot is the second-largest ever in Illinois Lottery history. A Naperville resident won the $270 million prize in a Mega Millions drawing on Jan. 16, 2015.