You might be looking for ways to increase your chances of winning given the hype around the $1.02 billion Mega Millions prize offered by the Illinois lottery. The chances of choosing the winning numbers are one in 303 million, according to the game’s organizers. On the other hand, according to some estimations, the possibility of getting struck by lightning twice is one in nine million.
However, several stores in the Chicago area are known to have sold winning tickets in the past. The Chicago-area businesses that have sold the most winning tickets over the course of history were named by the Illinois Lottery in March. In March, Chicago-area stores sold the most winning Illinois Lottery tickets in history.
The Illinois Lottery has listed the “luckiest” retailers in Chicago below.
- Amoco Food Shop is situated at 1955 West Cermak Road in Chicago’s Central Business District.
- Glenwood Amstar: 18659 South Halsted Street, Glenwood, Illinois
- Back of the Yards area, 4443 S. Ashland Ave., BP gas station
- Mare’s Mini Mart: 7850 West Addison Street, Belmont Heights neighbourhood
- Wrightwood area, 2900 West 87th Street, Lucky Mart
In the drawing held on Tuesday, a ticket belonging to an Illinois individual who matched five out of the six Mega Millions numbers won $1 million. The JM Food Shop in Huntley, located at 11200 North IL 47, is where the ticket was sold.
The lucky winner of the $1 million Illinois Lotto prize is a lottery player from the Bolingbrook area who purchased a ticket in January. The winning ticket was sold at the 319 Veterans Pkwy. Bolingbrook liquor store. The six Lotto Million numbers that it matched were 29, 26, 41, 33, 50, and 44.
According to the Illinois Lottery, the 2 million winning tickets were purchased at the Chicago King Supermarket at 400 E. 41st St. The winning ticket must match all six numbers—21-26-3-45-49-36—to win the $1 million prize.
A second $1 million winning ticket was sold at Johnsons Lighthouse Pointe and Car Wash in Villa Park, which is situated at 1 West St. Charles Road. The six numbers used in the January 15 Lotto Million 1 drawing were 12-13-23-39-49-50.
The next Mega Millions drawing will occur as soon as possible with a prize that has increased to over $1 billion, a record that has only been surpassed three times in history.
A winning Mega Millions $1.34 billion ticket was purchased at Des Plaines Speedway.
The $1.34 billion Mega Millions jackpot was won on Friday by a delighted Illinois resident through the Illinois lottery, making him the first billionaire in the state. The ticket was purchased at Speedway #4250 on Touhy Avenue in Des Plaines, according to lottery officials.
The final numbers are still being established, but according to Harold Mays, director of the Illinois Department of Lottery, the actual jackpot jumped from $1.28 billion to $1.34 billion as a result of last-minute sales. The winner can now select a $780 million award.
With all the extra money, what could the lotto winner purchase?
advised Carter Cofield of Cofield Advisors to start conserving money in preparation for a prospective tax bill. 50% of lottery players believe that gambling has made their life miserable, and an astounding 70% of lottery players declare bankruptcy within two to six years.