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Only $118 million? Winning Mega Millions ticket still nothing to sneeze at

This doesn't match the sheer grandeur of the recent record lottery jackpot, but a Mega Millions ticket sold at a Chicago-area gas station has dropped $118 million into someone's lap.

The Illinois Lottery said the winning ticket in Friday night's Mega Millions drawing was sold at a Citgo station in Glenwood, The Associated Press reports.

The winning numbers were: 04, 11, 21, 42 and 53. The Mega Ball number was 38. 


While $118 million is a lot of money, it's a far cry from the record $656 million split by three winning tickets in the Mega Millions lottery on March 30.

A couple from Illinois are the only winners of that drawing to come forward. The other two winning tickets for the jackpot – believed to be the largest lottery prize ever -- were sold in Kansas and Maryland. Those ticket-holders have chosen to remain anonymous, though the Maryland winners have been identified by the Maryland Lottery as three public school employees.

Some more reading on recent lottery wins:

48 Philadelphia transit workers hit $172.7 million jackpot

Lucky mistake: Virginia woman wins $1 million lottery prize twice in one day

llinois couple in their 60s claim share of $656 million Mega Millions prize

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