At least 1 ticket wins $1.28B Mega Millions jackpot prize

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Someone has beaten the odds and won the estimated $1.28 billion Mega Millions jackpot.

Lottery officials say there is one winning ticket that was purchased in Illinois.

The winning numbers are: 13-36-45-57-67, with a Mega Ball of 14.

The jackpot is the nation's third-largest lottery prize.

It grew so large because no one had matched the game's six selected numbers since April 15.

That's 29 consecutive draws without a jackpot winner.

The $1.28 billion prize is for winners who choose the annuity option, paid annually over 29 years.

Most winner opt for the cash option, which for Tuesday night's drawing was an estimated $747.2 million.

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