Mega Millions winning sheet sole in Palos Heights, value $393 million – WLS

The winning Mega Millions sheet in a Friday drawing, value $393 million, was sole in south west suburban Palos Heights. It was a fifth largest kitty in a game’s 15-year history.

The propitious sheet was sole during Nick’s Barbecue, 12658 South Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights, and Nick’s is estimated to accept $500,000 for offering a ticket.

“We found out about midnight, one of a managers was watching…I was sleeping actually, woke me adult and we’ve been adult all night,” pronounced Nick Andricopulos, a store owner. “We’re really excited, it’s unbelievable.”

Andricopulos pronounced he is going to use partial of that income to take his mother on a 40th anniversary trip.

The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and a Mega Ball was 6. It’s a initial kitty leader in Mega Millions given Apr 28.

But if we didn’t win, we haven’t missed out on your possibility for large bucks. That’s given a kitty for Saturday night’s sketch for a competing Powerball diversion is $356 million. That is a 14th largest kitty in Powerball’s history. That kitty has been building given Jun 10.

There had been 34 true drawings but a kitty leader in one of a games before Friday night.

The contingency of winning possibly diversion are impassioned — one in 292 million for Powerball, and one in 259 million for Mega Millions. And if a contingency opposite winning one are ridiculous, a contingency of winning both are radically absurd squared — roughly one in 76 quadrillion, or 76 followed by 15 zeros.

Even yet Mega Millions’ kitty is bigger, a contingency are somewhat better, and a $1 tickets are half a cost of personification Powerball, many people were betting on both forward of Friday’s drawing.

“You see some-more people in line shopping both tickets when both games are over $300 million,” pronounced Jeff Lenard, orator for a National Association of Convenience Stores, whose members sell about two-thirds of a nation’s lottery tickets.

There’s no encountering Americans adore shopping lottery tickets. They spent only over $80 billion on lottery games final year, according to a North American Association of State and Provincial Lotteries. That’s some-more than on movies, video games, books, song and sports tickets — combined.

Each diversion is offering in each state solely Alabama, Alaska, Hawaii, Mississippi, Nevada and Utah.

WLS-TV contributed to this report.

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