We now know where the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased

  • We now know where the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased

We now know where the winning Mega Millions ticket was purchased

One August jackpot victor never claimed his/her prize - $31 million won in NY on August 1, 2006.

The jackpot was said to be the fifth-largest in Mega Millions' 15-year-history. A player wins the jackpot by matching all six winning numbers in a drawing.

One lucky person who purchased a Mega Millions lottery ticket from Nick's Barbecue in Palos Heights has won an estimated $393 million. It will also let you know when you win with those physical tickets you bought. The ticket is worth an estimated $393 million ($247 million cash) - the largest jackpot in nearly a year, and the fifth largest prize in the game's 15 year history. Tonight's Powerball prize is worth $356 million.

The latest Mega Millions jackpot is the fourth one to be won in 2017.

The jackpot will reset to $15 million for the next draw on August 15.

The jackpot in Saturday's (Aug. 12) Powerball drawing is expected to top $350 million.

The odds of buying a jackpot-winning ticket are 258,890,850 to 1. A Texas man named Eliberto Cantu, who won $177 million from a ticket he purchased in Arkansas, was the other jackpot victor this year. You have a higher chance of receiving an Oscar, winning an Olympic gold medal or seeing two albino dolphins (such as Pinky) at one time.