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Winning ticket sold for Friday's $393 million Mega Millions drawing

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Source Christian Piekos

One down, one to go.

The sole jackpot victor in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing bought the lucky ticket worth as much as $393 million at a barbecue restaurant in suburban Chicago, the multistate lottery operator said on its website.

At $393 million, this is the largest Mega Millions jackpot in nearly a year and is the fifth-largest prize amount in the Mega Millions' 15-year history.

The Mega Millions ticket was sold at Nicks Barbecue restaurant just outside of Chicago. The winning numbers drawn Friday night were 23, 33, 53, 56, 58 and the Mega Ball was 6.

Jackpot winners choose whether to receive 30 annual payments, each 5 percent higher than the last, or a lump-sum payment. If you weren't the big victor, you still have another chance to cash in on a huge prize.

If you didn't strike gold in Friday's drawing, there's a whopping $356 million jackpot up for grabs during Saturday night's Powerball drawing.

That is the 14th largest jackpot in Powerball's history. That big stake has been working since June 10. "Winners have one year from the original drawing date to claim a prize".

The odds of winning either jackpot is low - one in about 258.9 million for Mega Millions, and one in 292.2 million for Powerball. Your chances of winning both jack pots are one in 75 quadrillion (that's fifteen zeros).

"You see more individuals in line purchasing the two tickets when the two recreations are over $300 million", said Jeff Lenard, representative for the National Association of Convenience Stores, whose individuals offer around 66% of the country's lottery tickets.

With it you can purchase a lottery ticket and find out if you won, right on your phone.To buy, you need to sign up within the app and then allow the app to geolocate your phone (determine what state you're buying the lottery ticket in). Never even knew they had lottery. That is more than on motion pictures, computer games, books, music and games tickets - consolidated.

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