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The Mega Millions lotto winning ticket was purchased at the Illinois Speedway, which will profit from the sale.
On Friday night, a ticket holder in the state won the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot.
An employee at the Speedway gas station on East Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois, told FOX Business Saturday that the company had received a call from the Illinois Lottery informing them of the winning ticket.
The employee remarked, “So, obviously it’s a shock, but I’m delighted that somebody from Illinois was able to win it.”
Businesses get a 1% commission on scratch-off games and jackpot and top prize drawings up to $500,000, according to the Illinois Lottery.
On Friday, July 29, 2022, a Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was purchased at a Speedway in Des Plaines, Illinois. (Google Maps and Street View)
Additionally, they would get a 1% commission for every winning ticket redemption, a 5% commission on every sale of an instant ticket, and a 5% commission on every draw game sale.
A Crestwood store received a commission payment for $500,000 for selling a winning Mega Millions ticket, according to a 2021 video from the Illinois Lottery.
The gold Mega ball was number 14, and the winning numbers were indicated as 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67. 2X was the Megaplier.
a lottery ticket vending machine in a convenience store in Northbrook, Illinois, on July 21, 2022. (AP Newsroom/AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, file)
Winners of the $1.28 billion Mega Millions prize must select the annuity option, which is paid yearly over a 29-year period.
The majority of winners choose the cash option, which was worth about $747.2 million.
On Tuesday, July 26, 2022, Prince Joseph Israel fills out Mega Millions play slips at Blue Bird Liquor in Hawthorne, California. Jae C. Hong/AP Photo/AP Newsroom
Ohio Lottery Director Pat McDonald issued a statement congratulating the Illinois Lottery for selling the winning ticket for the $1.337 billion Mega Millions prize. “Being present for one of the largest jackpot victories in Mega Millions history makes us very happy. We can’t wait to congratulate the winner and are anxious to learn who won. Even better, this fantastic jackpot run has significantly increased the funds that our member lotteries have raised for charitable organizations.”
The jackpot was the third-largest lottery prize in the entire country.
On April 15, 2017, someone last won the Mega Millions jackpot.
This report was made possible by the Associated Press.