A ticket bought in a Chicago suburb won the Mega Millions jackpot of $1.337 billion. A single ticket beat the enormous odds against winning.
One ticket winning the jackpot was sold at Speedway gas station and convenience store in Des Plaines, according to megamillions.com.
The numbers 13, 36, 45, 57, and 67 were winners, along with the Mega Ball number 14.
Lotteries in 45 states, including Washington D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands play Mega Millions. The game is managed by these state lotteries.
Emilia Mazur, spokesperson for the Illinois Lottery, said that most winners of more than $250,000 choose not to reveal their names. Illinois is one of the states where that is an option.
No one had won the lottery since April 15. That was 29 draws total, making the jackpot the third-largest in the country. The prize amount grew so large because none of the six numbers were matched.