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Mega Millions player wins $560M jackpot — ending 3-month drought



Somebody’s feeling like a million bucks!

A Mega Millions player in Illinois won the jackpot worth $560 million on Tuesday night, ending a drought lasting just over three months.

The winning numbers were 19, 37, 40, 63, 69, and the gold Mega ball 17.

It was the ninth-largest jackpot prize in the game’s history.

The lucky winner can either claim the outright $560 million or choose the one-time cash payout of $264.0 million.

Mega Millions players have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of winning the jackpot in any drawing. AP

Tuesday night’s win is the second time the Mega Millions jackpot ballooned past $500 million since last summer.

It is also the first time the grand prize was won since March 26 when a lucky New Jersey player purchased a ticket worth $1.13 billion.

Mega Millions players have a 1 in 302,575,350 chance of winning the jackpot in any drawing.

The March jackpot win was the fifth largest in the game’s history.

The life-changing ticket was sold at ShopRite Liquor on Route 66 in Neptune Township.

The New Jersey grocery store received a $30,000 bonus check for selling the winning ticket.

No winner has come forward to claim their prize, of either the $1.13 billion in annual installments over 30 years, or a one-time lump sum estimated at $537.5 million.

Under New Jersey law, lottery winners can remain anonymous and the prizes can be claimed up to a year after the drawing.




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