Single winner from Illinois wins $1.28B Mega Millions jackpot

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A single winner claimed the whole $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot prize. REUTERS/David Dee Delgado

NEW YORK POST: A single winner who purchased their ticket in Illinois has won jaw-dropping $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot prize — the third largest in U.S. history.

The lottery winners were announced Saturday morning and included a second place ticket purchased at New Way Deli & Lottery Corp. on East Kingsbridge Road in the Bronx worth a whopping $1,000,002.

A single winner who purchased their ticket in Illinois has won jaw-dropping $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot prize — the third largest in U.S. history.
A man in the Bronx snatched a second place ticket at the New Way Deli & Lottery Corp.
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Friday’s winning numbers were 67, 45, 57, 36, and 13 The mega millions ball was 14.

Winners have the option to receive the $1.28 billion over the course of 29 years, or a lump sum of $747.2 million cash prize, which ends up being $457.5 million after taxes.

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