(CHICAGO) Someone still has yet to claim Friday’s $270 million Mega Millions jackpot, and lottery officials don’t want the winner to wait until after the holiday weekend to claim their prize.
The ticket was sold at Bucky’s Express, 1202 Bloomingdale Road in Glendale Heights and hit all six numbers: 26, 32, 44, 45, 58 plus the Mega Ball of 11, the Illinois Lottery said in a statement.
The overall odds of winning the jackpot were one in 258,890,850.
“Given the long holiday weekend, we want the winner to know they don’t have to wait until Tuesday to come to a lottery office to make their claim, we will come to them,” said Lottery Director Michael Jones. ”If you are holding the winning $270 million Mega Millions ticket please call 217-524-5158 immediately.”
The winner will have to decide whether to claim the prize as a one-time payment of about $181 million, or to opt to be paid in 30 consecutive annual payments that increase 5 percent per year, the lottery said.
Since Nov. 4, the run-up to the $270 million jackpot, more than 21 drawings have produced more than 37.7 million winning tickets across all prize levels, including the one jackpot winner and 25 second-tier prizes of $1 million or more, the lottery said.
The jackpot has a cash value of $177 million, or $126.11 million after withholding, the lottery said. The overall odds of winning the jackpot were one in 258,890,850.
It is the eighth jackpot won by an Illinois player since Mega Millions began in 2002, the lottery said.
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