Winning Mega Millions ticket sold in IL

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If you have been dreaming about quitting your job and taking off on a long vacation, grab your ticket and check the winning numbers below.

But if you didn't win, you haven't missed out on your chance for big bucks.

The odds of winning the Mega Millions is 258.9 million to one, a very slim amount. As the jackpot increases, more and more people will fork over $1 for a ticket.

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Not only has the Mega Millions reached $393 million, Saturday's Powerball jackpot is a whopping $356 million; two big winnings at the same time is a rarity according to Missouri Lottery Officials. The jackpot has grown since it was last won on April 28.

The winning Mega Million numbers are 56, 23, 58, 33, 53 with a mega ball of 6. - With two major lottery games drawing two major jackpots this weekend, many around St. Louis have lotto fever.

The prize, which was previously estimated to be the sixth-largest prize at $382 million, is now estimated to be $393 million, moving it up the ranks as the fifth-largest prize in the game's history. Collectively, that's a grand total worth well over $700 million dollars. "We've sold probably 20 tickets in an hour and they're coming in and they're buying multiplier tickets". Yes, Uncle Sam will take a good chunk of change out of the windfall, but there will still be more than enough to enjoy. The lump-sum cash option before taxes would be about $246 million.

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