JACKPOT: $1.28B Mega Millions prize won overnight; Check winning numbers from Friday night’s drawing

Someone beat the odds and won the $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Friday night’s Mega Millions jackpot, totaling $1.28 billion with an estimated cash value of $747.2 million had Houstonians on the edge of their seats.

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

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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.

According to their website. Two Texas winners scored some winnings via Match 5 -- matching five numbers without the Megaplier.

The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 302.5 million.

Mega Millions is played in 45 states as well as Washington, D.C., and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The game is coordinated by state lotteries.

The next drawing is on Tuesday at 10 p.m., according to the Mega Millions website.

To view the full results, click here.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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