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Ticket bought in Illinois wins $1.28B Mega Millions jackpot

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A scratch-off lottery ticket dispenser is displayed at this RaceWay store in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. The store is one of many locations statewide that will be offering scratch-off games as of Monday, Nov. 25. The Mississippi Lottery Corporation plans to launch sales of jackpot-style games Powerball and Mega Millions next year. Up to $80 million a year in lottery revenues will go toward improving state roads and bridges, or to match federal infrastructure funding. Any revenue over $80 million will go to public education. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Someone in Illinois bought the winning ticket for the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

According to megamillions.com, there was one winning ticket in the draw Friday night, and it was bought in Illinois.

The winning numbers were: 13-36-45-57-67, Mega Ball: 14.

The jackpot was the nation’s third-largest lottery prize. It grew so large because no one had matched the game’s six selected numbers since April 15. That’s 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.

The $1.28 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years. Most winners opt for the cash option, which for Friday night’s drawing was an estimated $747.2 million.