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$393 winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 00:47

Lottery officials say a winning Mega Millions ticket worth $393 million was sold at a barbecue restaurant in Palos Heights, Illinois. Linda So reports.

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The one winning Mega Millions ticket from Friday night's drawing was sold here at Nick's Barbecue in in suburban Chicago. The ticket worth $393 million matched all six numbers plus the Mega Ball. The owner of Nick's says he found out around midnight that his place sold the winning ticket. But it's still a secret as to who won it. SOUNDBITE: NICK ANDRICOPOULOS, OWNER OF NICK'S BBQ, SAYING: "We have no idea. We can't wait and we're very happy for the winner and we congratulate whoever that is." And for selling the winning ticket, Nick's will receive a check for 500-thousand dollars. SOUNDBITE: NICK ANDRICOPOULOS, OWNER OF NICK'S BBQ, SAYING: "We're happy for our good fortune and the winner's good fortune." The jackpot was the largest Mega Millions jackpot in almost a year and the fifth-largest prize in the game's 15-year history.

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$393 winning Mega Millions ticket sold in Illinois

Saturday, August 12, 2017 - 00:47