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2 mammoth jackpots won this weekend

Sep 19, 2016, 11:27 am

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By Todd Northrop

Two multi-state lottery games gave up millions in their latest drawings as lucky ticketholders snagged the grand prize jackpots.

The first big winner matched all six numbers drawn for the estimated $133 million Mega Millions jackpot Friday night. The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased at a BP gas station located at 1000 East Southline Road in Tuscola.

The winning Mega Millions numbers were: 13, 21, 28, 34, and 40, with Mega Ball number 15. The Megaplier was 3.

The cash value of the Mega Millions jackpot is an estimated $89 million.

In addition to the winner's prize, the retailer will receive a bonus of $500,000 for selling the winning ticket.

The Illinois Lottery is urging this winner to immediately sign the back of their ticket and keep it in a safe place until they can visit on the lottery's prize centers in Chicago, Des Plaines, Rockford, Springfield or Fairview Heights.

Winners in Illinois have one year from the original drawing date to claim their prize.

The second big winner matched all six numbers drawn for a $246.8 million Powerball jackpot Saturday night. The jackpot-winning ticket was sold at Publix Super Market #1363, located at 104 Town Blvd. in Atlanta.

The winning Powerball numbers were 9, 19, 51, 55, and 62, with Powerball number 14. The Power Play was 4.

The cash value of the jackpot is an estimated $165 million.

Winners in Georgia have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize and can do so at the Georgia Lottery offices. They're open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Both lottery jackpots are now reset for this week's drawings. Tuesday's Mega Millions jackpot is $15 million and Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is $40 million.

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Simpsonville
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$500K for selling the winning Mega Millions ticket?  Is that a typo???  Hope they get their money, given Illinois history with the lottery.

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     Congratulations to the lucky winners in Illinois and Georgia. Be smart! Take your time. 

     He or She who has the gold rules. Become business like and slow down your life.

    Dance

     "We are all in this together!" 

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      $500K for selling the winning Mega Millions ticket?  Is that a typo???  Hope they get their money, given Illinois history with the lottery.

      That's not a typo.  I believe Illinois' policy is the retailer gets 1% of the prize, up to a max of $500,000.

       

      Check the State Lottery Report Card
      What grade did your lottery earn?

       

      Sign the Petition for True Lottery Drawings
      Help eliminate computerized drawings!

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        That is a major payout for someone just for selling the winning ticket $500,000.. notice some store owners make their store environment more lottery-friendly for players

        Simplify..

        " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

        Million dollar Ops.

        Wink

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          Congrats to the lucky winners!!!

          Smile

          *If you live in IL and want legal regulated online poker... Click on me
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          How much money could Illinois make from regulated iGaming? Click on me

          *If you live in Michigan and want legal regulated online poker... Click on me

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            I just checked my tickets from last week.
            My win:  $4 (four dollars).   Seems like a rare, but usual amount I'll ever win.

            (and a couple others win over a hundred million, each)

            • Don't chase the numbers you play.
            • Play only numbers you've already played, plus however many random picks.
            • But, ALWAYS the regular numbers you play.  This will make you a winner, not a chaser.
                       (so far, though, I've yet to win any significant lotto prize)
            • Oh, but always know where your tickets are, as well as your ticket's deadline.
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              My numbers let me down..once again. 

               * Voice of Reason *   

               

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                I just checked my tickets from last week.
                My win:  $4 (four dollars).   Seems like a rare, but usual amount I'll ever win.

                (and a couple others win over a hundred million, each)

                You too my friend I got $4 in 2 different states im thinking maybe i'll get em' next time

                Simplify..

                " What's more likely to happen will happen.. "

                Million dollar Ops.

                Wink

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                  I got $4 too by matching the PB.  I even celebrate tiny wins like that because as someone said, even a $4 winner is a bit rare!

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                    I got $4 too by matching the PB.  I even celebrate tiny wins like that because as someone said, even a $4 winner is a bit rare!

                    LOL I won $4. on PB also the odds were 1:38 that's more then the $2. I win if anything on our reg. in State Lotto.

                    I told My Son we were going to win PB Saturday, suppose I should have specified the $246.8 Million dollar amount?????

                    Patriot

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                      I'm just waiting for the next big jackpot

                      PA needs a big win

                      Best wishes to the winners

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                        Congrats to the winners!
                        Lucky Rascals!!

                        "know your limitations, but excede your expectations"

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                          Congrats to the winners!
                          Lucky Rascals!!

                          I Agree!, LottoAce! Banana

                          I notice it's been 3 years since last Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was sold in Illinois!

                          Having several millions of dollars in my financial accounts means receiving several valuable services each day!

                          Disney

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                            I Agree!, LottoAce! Banana

                            I notice it's been 3 years since last Mega Millions jackpot winning ticket was sold in Illinois!

                            There were Illinois MM winners 6/2/2015 and 1/16/2015.