Mega Millions: At least 1 winning $1.28 billion jackpot ticket sold in Illinois

Friday's winning numbers are: 13-36-45-57-67 Mega Ball: 14

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At least one winning Mega Millions $1.28 billion jackpot ticket was sold in Illinois, officials confirmed to ABC News.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- At least one winning Mega Millions $1.28 billion jackpot ticket was sold in Illinois, officials confirmed to ABC News.

Officials go on to say: "Any additional information is pending as Mega Millions completes the balancing process among participating lotteries. Once complete we will issue a release on the Mega Millions website."

Friday's winning numbers are: 13-36-45-57-67 Mega Ball: 14

Friday's jackpot was the third largest, behind $1.5 billion prizes won in 2018 and 2016.

There were 29 consecutive draws without a winner, a span that stretches back to April 15 when a Tennessee player matched all of the game's six numbers.

The $1.28 billion prize is for players who are paid with the annuity option, which makes 30 annual payments that stretch over 29 years. Nearly all jackpot winners choose the cash option, which for Friday night's drawing is an estimated $747.2 million.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions jackpot were a staggering 1 in 302.5 million.

The Mega Millions record jackpot is $1.537 billion, won in South Carolina in Oct 2018 - the world's largest lottery prize ever won on a single ticket.

The U.S. record jackpot is $1.586 billion for a Jan. 2016 Powerball draw.

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

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