If you were hoping to win the Mega Millions jackpot last night and you're from the great state of Louisiana, we're sorry to inform you that you didn't score the $1.28 billion.

A ticketholder in Illinois is waking up today with a changed life.

The winning ticket was sold at the Speedy Café Speedway gas station on East Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, Illinois.

The numbers drawn were:

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Of course, the $1.28 billion Mega Millions prize is if this winner chooses the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years.

However, most winners opt for the cash option, which in this case was an estimated $747.2 million. Either way, somebody is going to have a bunch of new relatives soon!

This jackpot was the third-largest lottery prize in United States history. It was also the second-largest jackpot in the 20-year history of the Mega Millions game, topped only by the $1.537 billion won in South Carolina on October 23, 2018.

This time, there had been 29 consecutive drawings without a winner. The last time someone won the Mega Millions jackpot was on April 15, 2022.

The news wasn't all bad for Louisiana lottery players. It appears that one person in the Bayou State has a winning ticket worth $1 million dollars. Additionally, five tickets sold in the state are worth $10,000.

The next drawing in the Mega Millions jackpot will be Tuesday, August 2, 2022, at 10:00 pm and the estimated jackpot will be $20 million.

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